Prior Fundoplication Does not Improve Safety or Efficacy Outcomes of Radiofrequency Ablation: Results from the U.S. RFA Registry

@article{Shaheen2012PriorFD,
  title={Prior Fundoplication Does not Improve Safety or Efficacy Outcomes of Radiofrequency Ablation: Results from the U.S. RFA Registry},
  author={N J Shaheen and Hannah P. Kim and William J. Bulsiewicz and William D. Lyday and George Triadafilopoulos and Herbert C. Wolfsen and Srinadh Komanduri and Gary William Chmielewski and Atilla Ertan and F. Scott Corbett and Daniel Sette Camara and Richard I. Rothstein and Bergein F. Overholt},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={21-29}
}
Ongoing gastroesophageal reflux may impair healing and re-epithelialization after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of Barrett’s esophagus (BE). Because prior fundoplication may improve reflux control, our aim was to assess the relationship between prior fundoplication and the safety/efficacy of RFA. We assessed the U.S. RFA Registry, a nationwide registry of BE patients receiving RFA at 148 institutions, to compare the safety and efficacy of ablation between those with prior fundoplication and… CONTINUE READING

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