Esophageal Cancer

Mar 15, 2019 Issue
Aspirin Plus a High-Dose PPI Prevents Death and Progression in Patients with Barrett Esophagus [POEMs]

In this study, patients with Barrett esophagus were less likely to die or develop esophageal cancer or high-grade dysplasia if they took high-dose esomeprazole (Nexium) alone or in combination with aspirin.

Jan 1, 2017 Issue
Esophageal Cancer [Article]

Review the most common clinical presentation, the various staging modalities, and the appropriate treatment options for localized, regional, and distant tumors.

Jan 15, 2014 Issue
Common Questions About Barrett Esophagus [Article]

Barrett esophagus is a precancerous metaplasia of the esophagus that is more common in patients with chronic reflux symptoms, although it also occurs in patients without symptomatic reflux. Other risk factors include smoking, male sex, obesity, white race, hiatal hernia, and increasing age (partic...

May 15, 2011 Issue
Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus? Yes: Men with Long-standing Reflux Symptoms Should Be Screened with Endoscopy [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

Although screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus is controversial, the latest evidence supports this approach to decrease morbidity and mortality. Carefully evaluating patients with reflux symptoms and stratifying them based on known risk factors has the potential to result in decreased c...

May 15, 2011 Issue
Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus? No: The Case Against Screening [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

Although there is enthusiasm in some groups for screening patients for Barrett's esophagus, with the goal of reducing death from esophageal adenocarcinoma, review of the evidence does not show sufficient benefit to recommend such a program.

Jun 15, 2006 Issue
Esophageal Cancer: A Review and Update [Article]

Although significant advancements have been made in the treatment of esophageal cancer, this aggressive malignancy commonly presents as locally advanced disease with a poor prognosis. Despite improvements in the detection of premalignant pathology, newer preventative strategies, and the development ...

May 1, 2004 Issue
Barrett's Esophagus [Article]

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition commonly managed in the primary care setting. Patients with GERD may develop reflux esophagitis as the esophagus repeatedly is exposed to acidic gastric contents. Over time, untreated reflux esophagitis may lead to chronic complications such as e...

Jun 15, 2000 Issue
Evaluating Dysphagia [Article]

Dysphagia is a problem that commonly affects patients cared for by family physicians in the office, as hospital inpatients and as nursing home residents. Familiar medical problems, including cerebrovascular accidents, gastroesophageal reflux disease and medication-related side effects, often lead to...

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