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Rev Gastroenterol Mex. 2017 Oct - Dec;82(4):296-300. doi: 10.1016/j.rgmx.2017.01.006. Epub 2017 Jul 4.

Prevalence of Barrett's esophagus: An observational study from a gastroenterology clinic.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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1
Servicio de Gastroenterología y Endoscopia Digestiva, Hospital Universitario «Dr. José E. González», Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
2
Servicio de Gastroenterología y Endoscopia Digestiva, Hospital Universitario «Dr. José E. González», Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. Electronic address: alberto.gonzalez@uanl.edu.mx.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS:

Barrett's esophagus is a condition that predisposes to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Our aim was to establish the prevalence of Barrett's esophagus at our center, as well as determine its associated factors.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We retrospectively assessed the endoscopic reports of 500 outpatients seen at our Gastroenterology Service from November 2014 to April 2016. We determined the prevalence of Barrett's esophagus and analyzed the demographic, clinical, and endoscopic findings associated with that pathology.

RESULTS:

The prevalence of Barrett's esophagus was 1.8%. The mean age of the patients with Barrett's esophagus was 58.7 years (range: 45-70) and there was a predominance of men (66%). In the subgroup of patients with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (n=125), Barrett's esophagus prevalence was 7.2%. In the multivariate analysis, the factors that were independently associated with Barrett's esophagus were gastroesophageal reflux (P=.005) and hiatal hernia (P=.006).

CONCLUSIONS:

The overall prevalence of Barrett's esophagus was 1.8% in our population, with a prevalence of 7.2% in patients that had symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux.

KEYWORDS:

Adenocarcinoma; Endoscopia; Endoscopy; Gastroesophageal reflux; Hernia hiatal; Hiatal hernia; Intestinal metaplasia; Metaplasia intestinal; Reflujo gastroesofágico

PMID:
28687434
DOI:
10.1016/j.rgmx.2017.01.006
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