Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus Among Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Community Clinic-Based Case–Control Study

@article{Edelstein2009RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus Among Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Community Clinic-Based Case–Control Study},
  author={Zoe Rebecca Edelstein and Mary P Bronner and Sheldon N. Rosen and Thomas L. Vaughan},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={834-842}
}
OBJECTIVES:Our aim was to measure the relative risks of Barrett's esophagus (BE) associated with demographic factors, measures of adiposity, and smoking among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).METHODS:Patients newly diagnosed with specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM) (n=197) were compared with patients with GERD (n=418) in a community clinic-based case–control study. Case subgroups included those with any visible columnar epithelium (VBE) (n=97), and those with a long… CONTINUE READING
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