Vol. 5 Issue 12 - December 2018
Do recent reports about the adverse effects of proton pump inhibitors change providers’ prescription practice?
DOTE Volume 31, Issue 12 | Featured Article

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are utilized for a variety of indications, including treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, and prevention of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Several studies have documented an increasing prevalence of inappropriate PPI use. Furthermore, recent media reports have highlighted new research data suggesting a possible association between chronic PPI use and several adverse medical outcomes, leading to frequent patient inquiries about these associations. Thus, providers face the challenge of counseling patients about the balance of risks and benefits related to PPI use. We aimed to explore providers’ knowledge and attitudes toward reported adverse effects of PPI use and compare providers’ prescription practices. Read more.
ISDE Membership Renewal - Reminder
Thank you for being a member of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus in 2018.
As a member, you are part of international community connected through a common purpose, friendships and a biennial world congress where these friendships can be strengthened. With the upcoming new exiting projects to develop our online content for ISDE members, we hope to stay connected and welcome you as one of our members in 2019 again.
The first renewal reminders have been sent out in the beginning of December and will be sent to you again tomorrow morning.You can also renew your membership by logging into your membership profile.
Literature Updates

Neoadjuvant Therapy for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Should Be Targeted to Tumor Histology - Full article here.

Toll-Like Receptor-4 Is a Mediator of Proliferation in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma - Full article here.

The Association of Body Mass Index with Postoperative Outcomes After Elective Paraesophageal Hernia Repair - Full article here.

Provocative Testing In Patients With Jackhammer Esophagus: Evidence For Altered Neural Control - Full article here .

Wide-area transepithelial sampling with computer-assisted 3-dimensional analysis (WATS) markedly improves detection of esophageal dysplasia and Barrett's esophagus: analysis from a prospective multicenter community-based study - Full article here.

Persistent intestinal metaplasia after endoscopic eradication therapy of neoplastic Barrett's esophagus increases the risk of dysplasia recurrence: meta-analysis - Full article here.
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