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Title: Questionnaire-based survey conducted in 2011 concerning endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus in east Asian countries the IGICS study group
Authors: Norihisa Ishimura
Yuji Amano
Jose D. Sollano
Qi Zhu
Udom Kachintorn
Abdul Aziz Rani
Ki Baik Hahm
Shin'ichi Takahashi
Testuo Arakawa
Takashi Joh
Takayuki Matsumoto
Yuji Naito
Hidekazu Suzuki
Fumiaki Ueno
Shin Fukudo
Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Takeshi Kamiya
Kazuhiko Uchiyama
Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Shimane University School of Medicine
Shimane University
University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Shanghai Second Medical University
Mahidol University
University of Indonesia, RSUPN Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo
Gachon University
Kyorin University School of Medicine
Osaka City University
Nagoya City University
Hyogo College of Medicine
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Keio University School of Medicine
Ofuna Chuo Hospital
Tohoku University School of Medicine
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2012
Citation: Digestion. Vol.86, No.2 (2012), 136-146
Abstract: Background/Aims: Endoscopic definitions and management of Barrett's esophagus vary widely among countries. To examine the current situation regarding diagnosis, epidemiology, management and treatment of Barrett's esophagus in East Asian countries using a questionnaire-based survey. Methods: Representative members of the Committee of the International Gastrointestinal Consensus Symposium developed and sent a questionnaire to major institutions in China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Results: A total of 56 institutions in the 6 countries participated in the survey. We found that the presence of specialized columnar metaplasia is considered to be important for diagnosing Barrett's esophagus in East Asian countries except for Japan. C & M criteria have not been well accepted in East Asia. The palisade vessels are mainly used as a landmark for the esophagogastric junction in Japan. The prevalence of long segment Barrett's esophagus is extremely low in East Asia, while the prevalence of short segment Barrett's esophagus is very high only in Japan, likely due to different diagnostic criteria. Conclusion: Among East Asian countries, we found both similarities and differences regarding diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus. The findings in the present survey are helpful to understand the current situation of Barrett's esophagus in East Asian countries. © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
ISSN: 14219867
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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