Questionnaire-based survey conducted in 2011 concerning endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus in east Asian countries the IGICS study group

Norihisa Ishimura, Yuji Amano, Jose D. Sollano, Qi Zhu, Udom Kachintorn, Abdul Aziz Rani, Ki Baik Hahm, Shin'ichi Takahashi, Testuo Arakawa, Takashi Joh, Takayuki Matsumoto, Yuji Naito, Hidekazu Suzuki, Fumiaki Ueno, Shin Fukudo, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Takeshi Kamiya, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Yoshikazu Kinoshita

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Background/Aims: Endoscopic definitions and management of Barrett's esophagus vary widely among countries. To examine the current situation regarding diagnosis, epidemiology, management and treatment of Barrett's esophagus in East Asian countries using a questionnaire-based survey. Methods: Representative members of the Committee of the International Gastrointestinal Consensus Symposium developed and sent a questionnaire to major institutions in China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Results: A total of 56 institutions in the 6 countries participated in the survey. We found that the presence of specialized columnar metaplasia is considered to be important for diagnosing Barrett's esophagus in East Asian countries except for Japan. C&M criteria have not been well accepted in East Asia. The palisade vessels are mainly used as a landmark for the esophagogastric junction in Japan. The prevalence of long segment Barrett's esophagus is extremely low in East Asia, while the prevalence of short segment Barrett's esophagus is very high only in Japan, likely due to different diagnostic criteria. Conclusion: Among East Asian countries, we found both similarities and differences regarding diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus. The findings in the present survey are helpful to understand the current situation of Barrett's esophagus in East Asian countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-146
Number of pages11
JournalDigestion
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

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Barrett Esophagus
Japan
Far East
Committee Membership
Esophagogastric Junction
Republic of Korea
Philippines
Indonesia
Metaplasia
Thailand
Surveys and Questionnaires
China
Epidemiology

Keywords

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Diagnosis
  • Endoscopy

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  • Gastroenterology

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Questionnaire-based survey conducted in 2011 concerning endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus in east Asian countries the IGICS study group. / Ishimura, Norihisa; Amano, Yuji; Sollano, Jose D.; Zhu, Qi; Kachintorn, Udom; Rani, Abdul Aziz; Hahm, Ki Baik; Takahashi, Shin'ichi; Arakawa, Testuo; Joh, Takashi; Matsumoto, Takayuki; Naito, Yuji; Suzuki, Hidekazu; Ueno, Fumiaki; Fukudo, Shin; Fujiwara, Yasuhiro; Kamiya, Takeshi; Uchiyama, Kazuhiko; Kinoshita, Yoshikazu.

In: Digestion, Vol. 86, No. 2, 08.2012, p. 136-146.

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Ishimura, N, Amano, Y, Sollano, JD, Zhu, Q, Kachintorn, U, Rani, AA, Hahm, KB, Takahashi, S, Arakawa, T, Joh, T, Matsumoto, T, Naito, Y, Suzuki, H, Ueno, F, Fukudo, S, Fujiwara, Y, Kamiya, T, Uchiyama, K & Kinoshita, Y 2012, 'Questionnaire-based survey conducted in 2011 concerning endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus in east Asian countries the IGICS study group', Digestion, vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 136-146. https://doi.org/10.1159/000339778
Ishimura, Norihisa ; Amano, Yuji ; Sollano, Jose D. ; Zhu, Qi ; Kachintorn, Udom ; Rani, Abdul Aziz ; Hahm, Ki Baik ; Takahashi, Shin'ichi ; Arakawa, Testuo ; Joh, Takashi ; Matsumoto, Takayuki ; Naito, Yuji ; Suzuki, Hidekazu ; Ueno, Fumiaki ; Fukudo, Shin ; Fujiwara, Yasuhiro ; Kamiya, Takeshi ; Uchiyama, Kazuhiko ; Kinoshita, Yoshikazu. / Questionnaire-based survey conducted in 2011 concerning endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus in east Asian countries the IGICS study group. In: Digestion. 2012 ; Vol. 86, No. 2. pp. 136-146.
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