DOTE - Volume 33, Issue 7, July 2020

Checkout the latest DOTE issue for articles on Benign Esophageal and Malignant Esophageal Diseases; See the full table of contents.

The influence of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on esophagogastric cancer services: an international survey of esophagogastric surgeons

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Several guidelines to guide clinical practice among esophagogastric surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic were produced. However, none provide reflection of current service provision. This international survey aimed to clarify the changes observed in esophageal and gastric cancer management and surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full Influence of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on esophagogastric cancer services article for free.

Accessing surgical care for esophageal cancer: patient travel patterns to reach higher volume center 
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While better outcomes at high-volume surgical centers have driven the regionalization of complex surgical care, access to high-volume centers often requires travel over longer distances. We sought to evaluate the travel patterns among patients undergoing esophagectomy to assess willingness of patients to travel for surgical care. Read the Accessing surgical care for esophageal cancer article for free.

Management of Paraesophageal Hernia Review of Clinical Studies: timing to Surgery, Mesh Use, Fundoplication, Gastropexy and Other Controversies
DOTE Volume 33, Issue 6| Featured Article
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This article is an expert review which summarizes the most recent publications regarding paraesophageal hernias (PEH) management. It sheds a light on controversies frequently discussed among specialists. Elective surgery in asymptomatic patients, management of acute presentation, impact of high-volume centers and other technical aspects such as utilization of mesh, fundoplication or gastropexy are some of the debated issues.

Barrett’s Registry Collaboration of Academic Centers In Ireland reveals high progression rate of Low Grade Dysplasia and low risk from Non-Dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus: report of the RIBBON network
DOTE Volume 33, Issue 5| Featured Article
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First report from the Republic of Ireland Barrett’s registry, Bioresource and Oesophageal cancer Network (RIBBON) on risks of progression to high grade dysplasia (HGD) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC).
Analyzes influence of non-dysplastic Barrett’s epithelium (NDBE) vs low grade dysplasia in index biopsy and progression to HGD and EAC as well as other factors such as age, male sex and length of BE.