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The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Issues Practice Guideline Addressing the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Barrett's Esophagus
Date:6/1/2010

provide a uniform and controlled ablation effect, which removes diseased tissue and allows re-growth of normal cells.

A multi-center randomized, sham-controlled study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009, studied HALO radiofrequency ablation applied in the highest risk Barrett's population (those having dysplasia).  The ablation group had a high rate of complete eradication of dysplasia and intestinal metaplasia and significantly decreased the rate of disease progression and cancer development, as compared to the control group.  In another study (AIM-II) published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 98.4 percent of patients were Barrett's-free after two and a half years of follow-up.

Both HALO systems are cleared by the FDA for use in the U.S. and both have CE Mark for use in Europe.  More than 50,000 procedures have been performed in over 400 hospitals around the world.  Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., BARRX Medical, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is privately-held.  Additional information is available at www.barrx.com.

About The Society for American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

SAGES was founded in 1981 to support academic, clinical and research achievement in gastrointestinal endoscopic surgery (www.sages.org).  SAGES has more than 6,000 physician members from the U.S. and 50+ other
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