Use of esophageal stents to relieve dysphagia during neoadjuvant therapy prior to esophageal resection: a systematic review

DOTE Volume 33, Issue 1 | Featured Article
Esophageal cancer stenting offers symptomatic relief for patients suffering from dysphagia. The aim of this systematic review is to quantify the impact of esophageal stents on outcomes prior to resection with curative intent

Persistent confirmed low-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus is a risk factor for progression to high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in a US Veterans cohort 

DOTE Volume 33, Issue 2| Featured Article

Patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) and low-grade dysplasia (LGD) are at increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), although many regress to nondysplastic BE. This has significant clinical importance for patients being considered for endoscopic eradication therapy. The aim of this study is to determine the risk for progression in patients with confirmed persistent LGD .

Distal esophagus is the most commonly involved site for strictures in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis

DOTE Volume 33, Issue 2| Featured Article

While strictures are common in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), there are few data on stricture distribution and characteristics. The primary aim was to characterize strictures by location in the esophagus in EoE and associated clinical, endoscopic, and histologic features.