Mortality in Barrett's oesophagus: results from a population based study.

@article{Anderson2003MortalityIB,
  title={Mortality in Barrett's oesophagus: results from a population based study.},
  author={Lesley Anderson and Liam J. Murray and Seamus Joseph Murphy and Deirdre A Fitzpatrick and B. T. St. Johnston and R. G. Peter Watson and Peter O McCarron and Anna T. Gavin},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={1081-4}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with Barrett's oesophagus have an increased risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma but this cancer only accounts for a small proportion of deaths in these patients. Other causes of death are reportedly raised in this group. We examined cause specific mortality among individuals in a population based Barrett's oesophagus register. METHODS We constructed a register of all patients diagnosed with columnar mucosa (including specialised intestinal metaplasia) of the oesophagus… CONTINUE READING

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