Benign and Neoplastic Conditions of the Esophagus, An Issue by Nicholas J. Shaheen

By Nicholas J. Shaheen

Esophageal ailments are among the most typical gastrointestinal health problems encountered through either the gastroenterologist in addition to the first care medical professional. Gastroesophageal reflux indicators impact 20% of grownup american citizens on a weekly or extra widespread foundation, and Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-cancerous lesion of the distal esophagus linked to power GERD, is widely used in 2-6% of the grownup inhabitants. also, there were impressive advances within the care of esophageal illnesses within the final numerous years, with the advance of latest imaging modalities, new physiological exams, and promising info rising with admire to biomarkers for esophageal neoplasia. a comparatively new medical entity, eosinophilic esophagitis, is being characterised within the literature, and the ubiquity of this is now well-known. Given the dynamic nature of this zone, the strides being made in esophageal ailments, and the significance of those ailments to clinicians practising either subspecialty and common medication, a quantity devoted to esophageal ailments is well timed and invaluable. The objectives of this paintings are to familiarize clinicians with advances in care of sufferers with esophageal issues, and to replace them on new developments in epidemiology and results of those diseases.

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