Navigation Links
Practice Guidelines Confirm Utility of Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for the Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus
Date:3/9/2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc., a leader in developing minimally invasive medical devices to remove precancerous tissue from the gastrointestinal tract, reported today that the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has issued the AGA Medical Position Statement on the Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus. The guideline recommends removal of precancerous cells in patients with confirmed high-grade Barrett's esophagus utilizing endoscopic eradication therapy, such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) technology as delivered by the BARRX HALO Ablation System.

To provide the basis for the medical position statement, a technical review of the literature was conducted to explore a series of questions regarding management of Barrett's esophagus. The technical review was submitted to a medical position panel consisting of a diverse group of stakeholders, including gastroenterologists, a general surgeon, a pathologist, a health plan representative, and a consumer/patient advocate. The medical position statement was then created, which includes information affirming the utility of RFA therapy as a treatment option for eradication of Barrett's esophagus.

More specifically, the medical position statement recommends endoscopic eradication therapy – such as RFA – for patients with confirmed high-grade dysplasia (advanced precancerous cells) as opposed to watchful waiting or immediate esophagectomy. For patients with confirmed low-grade dysplasia (less advanced precancerous cells), endoscopic eradication therapy is recommended as a therapeutic option and should be discussed with patients as such.

Patients who present with non-dysplastic (early precancerous cells) Barrett's, the AGA states, "Although endoscopic eradication therapy is not suggested for the general population of patients with Barrett's esophagus in the absence of dysplasia, we suggest that RFA, with or without endoscopic mucosal resection (EM
'/>"/>

SOURCE BARRX Medical, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. ChromaDex and Bruker Optics Sign Agreement to Expedite Dietary Supplement Testing for Compliance With FDA Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements
2. Former PayPal, Palantir Executive Jason Portnoy Joins Practice Fusion as CFO
3. Greenway Works With HP to Offer Medical Practices Complete EHR Infrastructure
4. Best Practices, LLC Research Highlights Critical Role of Medical Affairs in New Product Launch Success
5. New URAC Program to Guide Practices as They Transform Themselves into Patient Centered Health Care Homes Now Available
6. Research from Best Practices, LLC Delivers Effective Market Education Tactics and Strategies for New Oncology Products
7. Community-Based Oncology Practices Have a New Affordable Practice Management System Offering by US Oncology
8. Wells Fargo Practice Finance Named Preferred Provider to the American Optometric Associations Member Advantage Program
9. Phreesia Helps Physician Practices Manage Diabetes Care from the Waiting Room
10. BioMedixs TRAKnet Practice Management Software Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
11. Health Care Coordination Program Honored With URAC National Best Practices Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... TUCSON, Ariz. , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of the  Roche  Group, today announced that its ... been CE marked in the European Union for ... specimens. The system, consisting of VENTANA Virtuoso software ... the VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner, provides automated ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014  Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that ... has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has ... into the China domestic ... distribution agreement with Sinochem Jiangsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., ... FDA approved and China CFDA certified oral solid ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: The Market for Medical Devices ... The European, Middle Eastern and African markets represent ... part of its coverage, this study: The Market ... EMEA medical device markets and estimates markets for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 2Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 3Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently launched its generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China domestic mark 2The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 2The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 3The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 4The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 5
... 19 Stallergenes S.A.,today announced that the Paul ... biological products, has approved its application for a,pediatric ... Grasses,sublingual tablets for desensitization to grass pollens. , ... adults was granted on June 24, 2008.,Oralair(R) Grasses ...
... the international,investment house specialising in medical sciences, said ... pioneering stem cell treatments if it is,to remain ... Professor Sir Christopher Evans, founder ... plc has received approval from the UK,Medicines and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:STALLERGENES: Oralair(R) Grasses Obtains a Pediatric MA(1) in Germany 2STALLERGENES: Oralair(R) Grasses Obtains a Pediatric MA(1) in Germany 3STALLERGENES: Oralair(R) Grasses Obtains a Pediatric MA(1) in Germany 4UK Must Maintain its Momentum in Stem Cell Expertise 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a website dedicated to providing ... is headed by a team of experts and ... information and factual studies about the newest hosting ... , Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com has compared many Linux ... and Bluehost are the most recommended suppliers for ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 ... a new eBook, Affordable Care Act 101. , ... feel uncertain about how the ACA impacts their ... line. , The new eBook outlines key ACA ... their upcoming health insurance decisions. , Read the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for ... According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ... the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy. ... be particularly dangerous to pregnant women, as it can ... Riley, chair of the college,s Immunization Expert Work Group, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... than 42 percent of women underwent breast reconstruction ... associated with foregoing reconstruction included being black, having ... Author: Monica Morrow, M.D., of the Memorial Sloan ... Background: The Women,s Health and Cancer Rights Act ... following a mastectomy. Still, most women who undergo ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Hundreds of ... behalf of women who were allegedly injured due to ... in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard ... on August 15, 2014, the Court has established procedures ... Mirena lawsuits that are part of the proceeding’s initial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Reviews For Linux Web Hosting Suppliers Announced By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group 2Health News:Patient perspectives on breast reconstruction following mastectomy 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... , THURSDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Black Friday, the ... the quest as it is about getting good deals, according ... the Black Friday adventure phenomenon, the more fun you,re likely ... professor at Wake Forest University, said in a university news ...
... THURSDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The holiday season can ... there are a number of things they can do to ... because many traditional holiday foods contain such allergens as wheat, ... news release from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and ...
... or processed meat is positively associated with aggressive prostate cancer, ... journal PLoS ONE . The research ... Francisco, also found that the correlation was primarily driven by ... done. They suggest that this result, which was ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay ... not an asthma diagnosis are often prescribed inhaled steroid ... those medications on an as-needed basis instead of every ... wheezing in young children, and the treatment for some ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Nov. ... that the drug company Merck will pay $950 million to ... which was pulled from the market in 2004 after studies ... stroke. Merck will pay $321.6 million in criminal ...
... the numbers indicate that improvements are possible," says Hyland at ... in Boston, USA, 234 million major surgical procedures are conducted ... human beings undergoes a major surgical procedure each year. ... According to the WHO, serious complications occur in three to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers 2Health News:Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers 2Health News:Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers 3Health News:Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing 2Health News:Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing 3Health News:Creating safer surgery to save more lives 2Health News:Creating safer surgery to save more lives 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: