Effect of hiatal hernia size and columnar segment length on the success of radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus: a single-center, phase II clinical trial.

@article{Korst2011EffectOH,
  title={Effect of hiatal hernia size and columnar segment length on the success of radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus: a single-center, phase II clinical trial.},
  author={Robert J. Korst and Sobeida Santana-Joseph and John R. Rutledge and Arthur Antler and Vivian Bethala and Anthony DeLillo and Donald Kutner and Benjamin Enoch Lee and Haleh Pazwash and Robert H Pittman and Michael G Rahmin and Mitchell Rubinoff},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={1168-73}
}
OBJECTIVE Hiatal hernia is common in patients with Barrett's esophagus. We sought to evaluate the effect of hiatal hernia size and initial columnar segment length on the success of radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. METHODS A phase II clinical trial was conducted aimed at evaluating the success of radiofrequency ablation in eradicating Barrett's esophagus. Success was defined as complete replacement of the columnar lining with squamous mucosa and lack of intestinal metaplasia… CONTINUE READING