Barrett's esophagus & RF ablation link

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PAlady
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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was searching for more information on Barrett's esophagus and ablation and stumbled upon a couple of articles, based on newly published research. It's pretty interesting stuff if, like me, you have Barrett's.

I'll try to post the link below, but you may have to cut and past. It will take you to a list of articles, two of which pertain directly to Barrett's and ablation. You can then click on each one or read both if you're interestd.

http://www.physorg.com/tags/new+england+journal+of+medicine/page4.html


One thing that I've read in a couple of places is that while this procedure may significantly reduce cancer risk, it will not cure the associated GERD.

Hey, I'll take it!

PaLady
 
Edit: I linked your site for you.  :)

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 9/8/2009 8:34:58 AM (GMT-6)


griffdawg
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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
aw wat happened:(

stkitt
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   Posted 9/8/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   

I linked the site just now.................it will take you to a site with many articles and the one's PALady is referring to are located on the site

Here are two of the articles:

http://www.physorg.com/news163172119.html

http://www.physorg.com/news162755092.html

Thanks PAlady.  Great reading.

Kitt

 


PAlady
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   Posted 9/8/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Kitt!

I can never figure out how to do this!

PaLady

griffdawg
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   Posted 9/8/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
anyone ever had this done?

PAlady
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   Posted 9/8/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Griff,
Not that I know of, but if someone has please share! I think it's relatively new for use with Barrett's. I am more familiar with Radiofrequency's use to treat nerve pain.

These studies look rather promising, especially because there's really been no other option other than surgery, and/or "watchful waiting". I'd prefer not to wait for things to get worse if I can help it!

Griff - do you have Barrett's?

BTW I called one of the GI specialist groups in my area today and they are doing the procedure, but they said before insurance would pay you had to have tried two different ppi's, and have some level of dysplasia.

PaLady

griffdawg
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   Posted 9/8/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
PaLady:

no i dont but at my current rate ill get it in no time which is why i have to have surgery. did u find ur by scope? Sadly i've been on 7 different ppi's so i woudl qualify. It's been a while since ive been scoped but my doctor told me i would know if i had it by now, so iono... yeah ive read a lot about the procedure seems sucessful, for those in need i would suggest lookin into it!!

griff
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