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Simple test can determine which patients need endoscopy for Barrett’s oesophagus

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h527
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A simple, minimally invasive test can be used to identify patients with reflux symptoms who may warrant endoscopy to diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus, research published in PLoS Medicine shows.

Barrett’s oesophagus is a commonly undiagnosed condition that predisposes patients to oesophageal adenocarcinoma. But routine endoscopic screening for Barrett’s oesophagus is not recommended because of the …

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