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A critical review of the diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus: the AGA Chicago Workshop.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus (BE) are controversial. We conducted a critical review of the literature in BE to provide guidance on clinically relevant issues.Expand
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Opposing time trends of peptic ulcer and reflux disease
Background—Gastritis associated hypochlorhydria may be protective against gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. It was hypothesised that the historic decline inHelicobacter pylori infection resulted inExpand
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Risk factors of colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease.
BACKGROUND It is unknown whether colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) behaves differently from regular CRC in patients without IBD. A case-control study wasExpand
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Comorbid occurrence of laryngeal or pulmonary disease with esophagitis in United States military veterans.
BACKGROUND & AIMS It has been speculated that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) represents a risk factor for the occurrence of extraesophageal complications. The aim of this study was to compareExpand
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Hiatal hernia size, Barrett's length, and severity of acid reflux are all risk factors for esophageal adenocarcinoma
OBJECTIVE:The reasons for the development of dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in Barrett's mucosa are not well understood. The aims of this study were to characterize risk factors for the transition fromExpand
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Continued Rightward Shift of Colorectal Cancer
AbstractPURPOSE: Previous analyses of the time trends of colorectal cancer have suggested a shift from left-sided toward right-sided cancer sites. The aim of this study was to determine whether suchExpand
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The prevalence of hemorrhoids and chronic constipation. An epidemiologic study.
Hemorrhoids are a frequently occurring disorder widely believed to be caused by chronic constipation. In the present study, the epidemiology of hemorrhoids was evaluated and compared with theExpand
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Step-down management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
BACKGROUND & AIMS As the economic burden of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is largely weighted to maintenance as opposed to initial therapy, switching from more potent to less expensiveExpand
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Pancreatitis is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains a computerized file of all hospital discharges since 1970. In taking advantage of this large database, the present study aimed toExpand
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Epidemiology of constipation in the United States
In the present study, the epidemiology of constipation in the United States and an assessment of its impact on national health are presented. This analysis was based on four different surveys,i.e.,Expand
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