News items related to the Department of Gastroenterology.
Barrett oesophagus6 June 2019
In Nature Reviews Disease Primers Yonne Peters and Ali Al-Kaabi provided a global overview of Barrett oesophagus and outlined key open research questions. This primer covered epidemiology, disease mechanism, diagnose, screening, prevention, management, and quality of life.
Lanreotide reduces liver and kidney growth in patients with polycystic liver disease29 April 2019
Joost Drenth, theme Renal disorders, made use of data from an open-label, randomized trial to determine the effects of lanreotide on height-adjusted liver volume and combined height-adjusted liver and kidney volume in patients with ADPKD. They have published their findings in Gastroenterology.
How to approach a patient with refractory or recurrent benign esophageal stricture31 January 2019
In Gastroenterology Peter Siersema described the currently used treatment modalities for complex esophageal strictures, based on underlying cause and symptom duration, but also focusing on future treatment perspectives.
Low risk of progression in persistent non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus19 September 2018
In Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Peter Siersema and Yonne Peters showed that patients with stable persistence of non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus have a low risk of malignant progression and may not benefit from routine endoscopic surveillance.