Screening for Barrett's esophagus

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Abstract

Screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus have been proposed as strategies for preventing deaths from esophageal adenocarcinoma. A meaningful discussion on the cost efficacy of screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus requires a reasonable estimate of the risk of esophageal cancer in this condition. The primary goal of endoscopic screening for individuals with gastroesophageal reflux disease is to identify patients with Barrett's esophagus who will benefit from an intervention to prevent cancer. There is also indirect evidence to suggest that surveillance for Barrett's esophagus may be beneficial. However, there is much debate over the efficacy of these diagnostic procedures. In the absence of definitive data, investigators have used computer models to study the cost effectiveness of screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus. It is important for physicians to recognize that such models do not provide a single, definitive answer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalReviews in Gastroenterological Disorders
Volume2
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - 2002

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Barrett Esophagus
Esophageal Neoplasms
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Computer Simulation
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Adenocarcinoma
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Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Endoscopic screening
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Screening for Barrett's esophagus. / Spechler, Stuart Jon.

In: Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders, Vol. 2, No. SUPPL. 2, 2002.

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