Narayanasamy Ravi

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IMPORTANCE Barrett esophagus containing low-grade dysplasia is associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, a cancer with a rapidly increasing incidence in the western world. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether endoscopic radiofrequency ablation could decrease the rate of neoplastic progression. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQL) outcomes are important in assessing new approaches to the treatment of cancer. Neoadjuvant therapy is being used increasingly before surgery in patients with localized oesophageal cancer. This prospective non-randomized study evaluated HRQL in patients treated by preoperative chemotherapy and radiation(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate post-operative jejunostomy feeding in terms of nutritional, biochemical, gastrointestinal and mechanical complications in patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal surgery for oesophageal malignancy. METHODS The study included 205 consecutive patients who underwent oesophagectomy(More)
BACKGROUND A compromised gut barrier function may be associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in patients after major trauma or critical illness, and inadequate oxygenation of the gut mucosa has been incriminated as an underlying mechanism. The focus of this study was the relationship of(More)
OBJECTIVE We present and analyze long-term outcomes following multimodal therapy for esophageal cancer, in particular the relative impact of histomorphologic tumor regression and nodal status. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 243 patients [(adenocarcinoma (n = 170) and squamous cell carcinoma (n = 73)] treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in the(More)
BACKGROUND Barrett's esophagus results from chronic reflux of both acid and bile. Reflux of gastric and duodenal contents is facilitated through the denervated stomach following esophagectomy, but the development of Barrett's changes in this model and the relationship to gastric and esophageal physiology is poorly understood. AIMS To document the(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased significantly in the western world over the last 20 yr. Most cases arise in a background of chronic gastroesophageal reflux, and specialized intestinal metaplasia in Barrett's esophagus is frequently an antecedent phenotype or evident in association with adenocarcinoma. The molecular events(More)
Adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) as described by Siewert et al. is classified as one entity in the latest (7th Edition) American Joint Cancer Committee/International Union Against Cancer (AJCC/UICC) manual, compared with the previous mix of esophageal and gastric staging systems. The origin of AEG tumors, esophageal or gastric, and their(More)
SUMMARY Health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) assessment in esophageal cancer is increasingly performed. However, the association of baseline HR-QOL in predicting outcome is unclear. This study aimed to assess the impact of HR-QOL scores at diagnosis with major morbidity, mortality, failure to progress to surgery, recurrence within 1 year, and survival in(More)