Lori S. Lutzke

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an established treatment for dysplastic Barrett's esophagus (BE). Although short-term end points of ablation have been ascertained, there have been concerns about recurrence of intestinal metaplasia (IM) after ablation. We aimed to estimate the incidence and identify factors that predicted the recurrence of(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals with Barrett's esophagus, in which the normal squamous esophageal epithelium is replaced with a columnar mucosa, are at increased risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma. Mucosal injury may be involved in the progression to neoplasia via the synthesis of prostaglandins and other mediators of inflammation. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is the(More)
New detection methods with prognostic power are needed for early identification of dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE). This study assessed the relative sensitivity and specificity of conventional cytology, DNA ploidy analysis with digital image analysis (DIA), and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The identification of any high-grade dysplasia (HGD) in Barrett's esophagus has been considered to be an indication for esophagectomy because of the increased risk of cancer. The aim of this study was to determine if a limited extent of HGD has the same potential for cancer as diffuse HGD. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for high-grade dysplasia (HGD) in Barrett's esophagus is a Food and Drug Administration-approved alternative to esophagectomy. Critical information regarding overall survival of patients followed up long-term after these therapies is lacking. Our aim was to compare the long-term survival of patients treated with(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Carcinogenesis in Barrett's esophagus (BE) is associated with an increased expression of cyclooxygenase (COX) 2. However, there has been no direct evidence that inhibition of COX-2 prevents cancer in BE. We studied the effect of MF-Tricyclic, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, on the development of BE and adenocarcinoma in a rat model. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Endoscopic therapy is emerging as an alternative to surgical therapy in patients with mucosal (T1a) esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) given the low likelihood of lymph node metastases. Long-term outcomes of patients treated endoscopically and surgically for mucosal EAC are unknown. We compared long-term outcomes of patients with mucosal EAC(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence and risk factors for recurrence of dysplasia after ablation of Barrett's esophagus (BE) have not been well defined. OBJECTIVE To determine the rate and predictors of dysplasia/neoplasia recurrence after photodynamic therapy (PDT) in BE. SETTING Retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort of BE patients seen at a specialized(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is safe and effective treatment for flat dysplasia associated with Barrett's esophagus (BE). However, there are limited data on the safety of RFA in patients who had prior endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), which might increase the risk of complications. We compared complications and histologic outcomes(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, histology is used as the endpoint to define success with photodynamic therapy (PDT) in patients with high-grade dysplasia (HGD). Recurrences despite 'successful' ablation are common. The role of biomarkers in assessing response to PDT remains undefined. The objectives of the current study were 1) to assess biomarkers in a prospective(More)