Surveillance Cessation for Barrett's Esophagus: A Survey of Gastroenterologists

Elissa M. Ozanne, Elisabeth R. Silver, Sameer D. Saini, Joel H. Rubenstein, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, Nicole Bowers, Sarah Xinhui Tan, John M. Inadomi, Chin Hur

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Regular endoscopic surveillance is the gold standard Barrett's esophagus (BE) surveillance, yet harms of surveillance for some patients may outweigh the benefits. We sought to characterize physicians' BE surveillance cessation recommendations. METHODS: We surveyed gastroenterologists about their BE surveillance recommendations varying patient age, comorbidity, and BE length. RESULTS: Clinicians varied in recommendations for repeat surveillance. Patient age showed the largest variation among decisions, whereas BE length varied the least. DISCUSSION: Age and comorbidities seem to influence BE surveillance cessation decisions, but with variation. Clear cessation guidelines balancing the risks and benefits for BE surveillance are warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1730-1733
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume116
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021

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