Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus (BE) is a condition in which the normal lining of the lower part of the esophagus is replaced over time by another type of lining, normally present in the stomach.
What is Barrett's Esophagus?

Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the flat, squamous cells lining the esophagus (food pipe) are replaced by columnar shaped cells resembling those present in the lining of the intestines. This change in the cellular lining is called metaplasia and is not usually associated with any signs or symptoms.

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Researchers develop a digital tool to better monitor Barrett's esophagus

Researchers develop a digital tool to better monitor Barrett's esophagus

Acid pH enhances SARS-CoV-2 infection by up-regulating ACE2 receptor

Acid pH enhances SARS-CoV-2 infection by up-regulating ACE2 receptor

Clinical discussions on diet-associated NAFLD and COVID-19 mortality risk among PPI users

Clinical discussions on diet-associated NAFLD and COVID-19 mortality risk among PPI users

Study highlights the significance of screening for pre-cancerous Barrett’s esophagus

Study highlights the significance of screening for pre-cancerous Barrett’s esophagus

Study discovers mechanism involved in the development of metaplasia in the esophagus

Study discovers mechanism involved in the development of metaplasia in the esophagus

New approach can help identify patients at risk for esophageal cancer

New approach can help identify patients at risk for esophageal cancer

New technique may result in earlier and easier identification of patients with Barrett's esophagus

New technique may result in earlier and easier identification of patients with Barrett's esophagus

Study shows how tissue damage promotes the earliest stages of pancreatic cancer

Study shows how tissue damage promotes the earliest stages of pancreatic cancer

People with problems in the upper GI tract may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

People with problems in the upper GI tract may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

Study shows rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in younger adults

Study shows rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in younger adults

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute receives NIH award for esophageal cancer study

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute receives NIH award for esophageal cancer study

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

Updated ASGE guideline on screening and surveillance of Barrett's esophagus released

Updated ASGE guideline on screening and surveillance of Barrett's esophagus released

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

Newly discovered drug targets could pave way for esophageal cancer therapeutics

Newly discovered drug targets could pave way for esophageal cancer therapeutics

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients

American Gastroenterological Association announces 2019 recipients of annual recognition awards

American Gastroenterological Association announces 2019 recipients of annual recognition awards

New esophageal cancer test uses genetic biomarkers to detect changes in esophagal cells

New esophageal cancer test uses genetic biomarkers to detect changes in esophagal cells

Researchers launch clinical trial to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers launch clinical trial to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin