Esophageal diseases: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, achalasia and eosinophilic esophagitis

Xavier Calvet, Albert Villoria

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Abstract

Important new advances were presented in esophageal disease in Digestive Disease Week 2013. A highlight was confirmation of the high efficacy of weight loss to treat symptoms of reflux and an interesting pilot study suggesting that a simple ligature with supra- and infracardial bands could be an effective technique in esophageal reflux. If the excellent results and safety and efficacy of this technique are confirmed in the long term, it could revolutionize the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Also of note this year was the presentation of multiple studies validating a new technique, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for the endoscopic treatment of achalasia. This technique seems to have excellent efficacy and safety. © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
JournalGastroenterologia y Hepatologia
Volume36
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Endoscopic treatment
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophagitis

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