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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EHR-embedded AI tool can identify patients at risk for esophageal and stomach cancer

EHR-embedded AI tool can identify patients at risk for esophageal and stomach cancer

Study highlights need to improve screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus

Study highlights need to improve screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus

Study traces the natural evolution of earliest stages of human cancers

Study traces the natural evolution of earliest stages of human cancers

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center launches new Gastroesophageal Reflux and Motility Program

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center launches new Gastroesophageal Reflux and Motility Program

Protein adduction and p53 tumor suppressor inhibition

Protein adduction and p53 tumor suppressor inhibition

Researchers discover cell signaling pathway responsible for the development of esophageal cancers

Researchers discover cell signaling pathway responsible for the development of esophageal cancers

Scientists provide crucial insights into the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in certain cancers

Scientists provide crucial insights into the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in certain cancers

Analysis reveals increasing prevalence of esophageal cancer and Barrett’s esophagus in middle-aged adults

Analysis reveals increasing prevalence of esophageal cancer and Barrett’s esophagus in middle-aged adults

Study shows how DNA changes in Barrett's esophagus cells may predict esophageal cancer

Study shows how DNA changes in Barrett's esophagus cells may predict esophageal cancer

Novel diagnostic platform offers hope for early detection of cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus

Novel diagnostic platform offers hope for early detection of cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus

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