Development of a risk prediction model for Barrett's esophagus in an Australian population.

@article{Ireland2017DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a risk prediction model for Barrett's esophagus in an Australian population.},
  author={Colin J. Ireland and Andrea Louise Fielder and Sarah K. Thompson and Thomas A. Laws and David I. Watson and Adrian Esterman},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={1-8}
}
Esophageal adenocarcinoma has poor 5-year survival rates. Increased survival might be achieved with earlier treatment, but requires earlier identification of the precursor, Barrett's esophagus. Population screening is not cost effective, this may be improved by targeted screening directed at individuals more likely to have Barrett's esophagus. To develop a risk prediction tool for Barrett's esophagus, this study compared individuals with Barrett's esophagus against population controls… CONTINUE READING
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