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Watch the Discussion on Screening and Diagnosis for Barrett’s Esophagus

17 Oct 2019 2:54 PM | Anonymous

Watch the Discussion on Screening and Diagnosis for Barrett’s Esophagus

Roundtable 4. Episode 1.


Barrett’s Esophagus is associated with long-term gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Current practice is to screen select patients who have multiple risk factors for esophageal cancer and monitor those patients diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus for development of precancerous change (dysplasia). Patients who are at higher risk of progressing to esophageal cancer may benefit from endoscopic therapy.

An expert roundtable discussion on the management of Barrett’s Esophagus was recorded in three episodes during the 16th World Congress for Esophageal Diseases in Vienna, Austria. In Episode 1 our panelists discuss current challenges on screening for Barrett’s Esophagus, screening methods that are costly and not always accessible, standardization of endoscopic findings, effect of alternative and disruptive technologies, thoughts on improving screening criteria and methodologies.

Thanks to our international panelists:

  • Vani Konda, Baylor University Medical Center, USA
  • Gary Falk, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Philadelphia, USA
  • Prateek Sharma, University of Kansas School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, USA
  • Peter Siersema, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Kenneth Wang, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

Visit isde.net/barrett-esophagus for more information and resources.

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