Predictors of recurrent specialized intestinal metaplasia after complete laser ablation

  title={Predictors of recurrent specialized intestinal metaplasia after complete laser ablation},
  author={Robert S. Fisher and Matthew Q. Bromer and Rebecca M Thomas and Sidney Cohen and Benjamin Krevsky and Brenda Horwitz and Kenneth D Glazier and Koushik Das and Kiron Moy Das},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to determine whether specialized intestinal metaplasia recurs after complete laser ablation and to evaluate the persistence of colon epithelial protein in esophageal mucosa after laser ablation as a predictor of recurrence.METHODS:A total of 31 patients with specialized intestinal metaplasia (Barrett's esophagus) underwent laser photoablation. Investigators without knowledge of treatment status evaluated serial hematoxylin and eosin–stained slides, Alcian… CONTINUE READING
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