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Barrett Esophagus (Barrett's Esophagus) Summary

Description: A condition with damage to the lining of the lower ESOPHAGUS resulting from chronic acid reflux (ESOPHAGITIS, REFLUX). Through the process of metaplasia, the squamous cells are replaced by a columnar epithelium with cells resembling those of the INTESTINE or the salmon-pink mucosa of the STOMACH. Barrett's columnar epithelium is a marker for severe reflux and precursor to ADENOCARCINOMA of the esophagus.

Also Known As: Barrett's Esophagus; Barretts Esophagus; Syndrome, Barrett; Barrett Epithelium; Barrett's Syndrome Show All >>

Networked: 1656 relevant articles (89 outcomes, 255 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Barrett Esophagus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 11 outcomes 7 studies in 67 results : IBA
  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 49 results : IBA
  3. Aminocaproic Acids (EAC) : 3 outcomes 31 studies in 241 results : FDA 11 Generic
  4. Omeprazole (Esomeprazole) : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 31 results : FDA 25 Generic
  5. Cimetidine (Biomet) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 57 Generic
  6. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker) : 2 outcomes 17 studies in 88 results : IBA
  7. Acetic Acid (Vinegar) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 20 results : FDA 23 Generic
  8. lansoprazole (Prevacid) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 4 results : FDA 15 Generic
  9. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 15 results : IBA
  10. Carbon Dioxide : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Barrett Esophagus

  1. Adenocarcinoma
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  4. Esophageal Neoplasms (Esophageal Cancer)
  5. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis)
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Key Therapies for Barrett Esophagus

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  1. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy) : 16 outcomes 11 studies in 122 results
  2. Esophagectomy : 6 outcomes 11 studies in 129 results
  3. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold) : 6 outcomes 1 study in 23 results
  4. Argon Plasma Coagulation : 5 outcomes 10 studies in 38 results
  5. Chemoprevention : 3 outcomes 20 studies in 55 results
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