Barrett’s Esophagus

What is Barrett’s esophagus? — Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that affects the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). When people have Barrett’s esophagus, the normal cells in the lower part of their esophagus are replaced by a different type of cell. Barrett’s esophagus is usually caused by acid… » Read More

Barrett’s Esophagus-Managing The Risks

Patients with acid reflux should know that there is a risk over the long term of developing Barrett’s Esophagus (BE), when the lower esophageal squamous mucosa transforms into intestinal metaplasia. And you know that there is the potential for the Barrett’s mucosa to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). It is a growing dilemma as the… » Read More

Recommendations for Long-term use of PPI for GERD

Both patients and physicians have a lot of questions about the safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of medications that have been a mainstay in the management of acid reflux disease (GERD) over the last 25 years. There have been reports in the media associating long-term PPIs with a number of problems. Given… » Read More