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First patients receive EndoStim implants in clinical trial for GERD

June 16, 2017

The first patients enrolled in the LESS GERD trial have been implanted with the EndoStim device, a minimally invasive implant that uses neurostimulation to normalize esophageal function and provide long-term reflux control, the manufacturer announced.

Researchers performed these first implants at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

NCI awards $6 million to study Barrett’s esophagus

June 15, 2017
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received a $6 million, 5-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to…
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Linx more effective than PPIs for treating regurgitation in GERD

May 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Magnetic sphincter augmentation using the Linx device was more effective than proton pump inhibitor therapy for treating regurgitation in patients with…
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FDA authorizes first medical device for esophageal atresia in infants

May 12, 2017
The FDA authorized the use of Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Anastomosis, a first-of-its-kind medical device to treat infants up to 1 year old for the birth…
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First patients receive EndoStim implants in clinical trial for GERD

June 16, 2017
The first patients enrolled in the LESS GERD trial have been implanted with the EndoStim device, a minimally invasive implant that uses…

NCI awards $6 million to study Barrett’s esophagus

June 15, 2017
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received a $6 million, 5-year grant from the National Cancer…

Meeting News

Linx more effective than PPIs for treating regurgitation in GERD

May 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Magnetic sphincter augmentation using the Linx device was more effective than proton pump inhibitor therapy for treating…

FDA News

FDA authorizes first medical device for esophageal atresia in infants

May 12, 2017
The FDA authorized the use of Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Anastomosis, a first-of-its-kind medical device to treat infants up to 1 year old…

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Infant antacid use linked to increased fracture risk in childhood

May 11, 2017
Infants prescribed antacid medications, such as histamine H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors, to manage gastroesophageal reflux

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POEM more successful than pneumatic dilatation as initial treatment for achalasia

May 8, 2017
CHICAGO — Per-oral endoscopic myotomy, or POEM, showed a significantly higher success rate at 1 year compared with the gold standard pneumatic…

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Multimodality endoscopic eradication therapy safe for BE

May 7, 2017
CHICAGO — Results of a multicenter study demonstrated the safety of multimodality endoscopic eradication. The most common adverse event was…

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Dysplasia, length, center experience predict Barrett’s recurrence

May 7, 2017
CHICAGO — In patients with Barrett’s esophagus, baseline dysplasia, longer BE length and treatment at centers with fewer average…

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FDA petitioned to require esophageal cancer warning labels on OTC reflux drugs

May 4, 2017
The national nonprofit Esophageal Cancer Action Network filed a citizen petition asking the FDA to require new labels on over-the-counter reflux…

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Aspirin may protect against Barrett's esophagus

May 2, 2017
New research has shown that aspirin may have a protective effect against the development of Barrett’s esophagus. “If you are predisposed…

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