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Endoscopic anti-reflux devices: a year of challenges and change.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16760761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic antireflux procedures have generated much interest among clinicians and patients. These devices utilize a variety of methods in an attempt to decrease reflux of gastric contents. This work reviews the most notable results of endoscopic antireflux procedure studies published in 2005. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of studies of different technologies have been published this year. Only a few of these studies report data beyond 12 months to establish longer term efficacy. One sham controlled multicenter trial was published this year. After case reports of complications related to Enteryx (Boston Scientific Corp, Natick, Massachusetts, USA) use, this US Food and Drug Administration-approved device was voluntarily removed from the market. SUMMARY: A review of the literature demonstrates a paucity of long-term studies, as well as a lack of data comparing the devices to active medical therapy. The majority of studies are open-label trials with subjective endpoints, and such study designs are very susceptible to placebo effect. No one technology has demonstrated superiority to another. Additional studies with vigorous attention to methodology, safety evaluation, cost analysis and clinically meaningful endpoints will be required.
Joseph E Cassara; Nicholas J Shaheen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in gastroenterology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0267-1379     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-08     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506887     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal / trends*
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods*,  trends
Equipment Design
Fundoplication / instrumentation,  trends
Gastroesophageal Reflux / surgery*
Prostheses and Implants / trends*
Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*,  trends
Treatment Outcome
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