Gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett esophagus, and esophageal cancer: clinical applications.

@article{Shaheen2002GastroesophagealRB,
  title={Gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett esophagus, and esophageal cancer: clinical applications.},
  author={N J Shaheen and David F. Ransohoff},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={287 15},
  pages={1982-6}
}
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition commonly encountered in the primary care setting, is a risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Despite the ubiquity of the complaint, considerable uncertainty exists with respect to several basic questions, including when to perform endoscopy in patients with chronic reflux symptoms and how to address the cancer risk associated with GERD. These clinical vignettes illustrate common clinical questions encountered in caring for patients… CONTINUE READING

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