Barrett’s Esophagus

Swallowable Alternative to Endoscopy for Barrett’s Esophagus Detection

A swallowable balloon device has been developed to obtain samples from the lower esophagus – samples which then undergo assay of combined CCNA1and VIM DNA methylation to detect Barrett’s esophagus metaplasia, according to a study published online January 17 in Science Translational Medicine. Helen R. Moinova, PhD, from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and colleagues developed a well-tolerated ...

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