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AGA Perspectives Puts Focus on the Esophagus

May 1, 2014

The new, online-only issue of AGA Perspectives covers several controversial topics related to the esophagus. Leading experts weigh in on topics including dilation as treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis, screening for Barrett's esophagus and more.

The new, online-only issue of AGA Perspectives covers several controversial topics related to the esophagus. In the lead debate, experts Joel E. Richter, MD, FACG, MACG, and Ikuo Hirano, MD, debate the role of dilation in treating patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

The issue also addresses several pertinent questions regarding Barrett's esophagus, including:

  • Who needs endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s esophagus? (by Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH)
  • Is it time to stop lifelong surveillance? (by Srinivas Gaddam, MD, MPH, and Prateek Sharma, MD)
  • Should we screen women and non-Caucasians for Barrett's esophagus? (by Julian A. Abrams, MD, MS)

Read these articles and more in the latest issue of AGA Perspectives.

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