Esophageal Dilation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Effectiveness, Safety, and Impact on the Underlying Inflammation

@article{Schoepfer2010EsophagealDI,
  title={Esophageal Dilation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Effectiveness, Safety, and Impact on the Underlying Inflammation},
  author={Alain M. Schoepfer and Nirmala Gonsalves and Christian Bussmann and S{\'e}bastien Conus and H. -U. Simon and Alex Straumann and Ikuo Hirano},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105},
  pages={1062-1070}
}
OBJECTIVES:Esophageal dilation often leads to long-lasting relief of dysphagia in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The aim of this study was to define the effectiveness, safety, and patient acceptance of esophageal dilation in EoE. In addition, we examined the influence of dilation on the underlying esophageal inflammation.METHODS:Two databases including 681 EoE patients were reviewed. Cohort 1 consisted of patients treated with dilation alone, whereas cohort 2 included patients treated with a… CONTINUE READING
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