Barrett's Esophagus: Incidence and Prevalence Estimates in a Rural Mid-Western Population

  title={Barrett's Esophagus: Incidence and Prevalence Estimates in a Rural Mid-Western Population},
  author={Apollo Kenneth Musana and Jeffrey M. Resnick and Camille F Torbey and Bickol Nanjan Mukesh and Robert T Greenlee},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Barrett's esophagus (BE) predisposes to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma is low. We studied patients diagnosed with BE in the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area (MESA). Our objectives were to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed BE, estimate the annual incidence of initial diagnosis of BE, and characterize the demographics of patients diagnosed with BE.METHODS:We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with BE… CONTINUE READING
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