GRADE profile 1Endoscopic therapies – studies with follow-up not stated

StudyDesignTreatmentPlaceboRiskLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessImprecisionOther considerationsQuality
Primary outcome 2. Complete eradication of Barrett’s oesophagus or intestinal metaplasia
Manner et al. (2007)Uncontrolled104/131 (79.39%)Single-centre study, mainly looking at safety n = 215; relevant+ (Very low)
Adverse outcome 8. Minor adverse events
Manner et al. (2006, 2007)aUncontrolled10.69–11.71%bTwo studies from the same centre n = 111, n = 131+ (Very low)
Adverse outcome 9. Stricture or stenosis needing dilation
Manner et al. (2006, 2007)aUncontrolled0.76–0.96%Two studies from the same centre n = 111, n = 131+ (Very low)

Studies used argon plasma coagulation after treatment with endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic mucosal resection with photodynamic therapy.


Manner et al. (2006); n = 215; 13 cases of minor adverse events occurred: chest pain (7) and fever (6) in the relevant population (n = 111). Manner et al. (2007); n = 216; 14 cases of minor adverse events occurred: pain, dysphagia, cough after argon plasma coagulation, cardiac arrhythmia, gas accumulation in the gastrointestinal wall, neuromuscular irritation.

From: 2, How this guideline was developed

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Barrett’s Oesophagus: Ablative Therapy for the Treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus.
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