Barrett's esophagus: Clinical features, obesity, and imaging

Eamonn Martin Quigley, Brian C. Jacobson, Johannes Lenglinger, Joel H. Rubenstein, Hashem El-Serag, Michele Cicala, Richard W. Mccallum, Marc S. Levine, Richard M. Gore

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The following includes commentaries on clinical features and imaging of Barrett's esophagus (BE); the clinical factors that influence the development of BE; the influence of body fat distribution and central obesity; the role of adipocytokines and proinflammatory markers in carcinogenesis; the role of body mass index (BMI) in healing of Barrett's epithelium; the role of surgery in prevention of carcinogenesis in BE; the importance of double-contrast esophagography and cross-sectional images of the esophagus; and the value of positron emission tomography/computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-52
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Adiponectin
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • BMI
  • Central obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Esophageal reflux
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagography
  • Fluoro deoxyglucose
  • Gastric banding
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Ghrelin
  • IGF binding protein
  • IGF-1
  • Inflammation
  • Lectin
  • PET/CT
  • Serum leptin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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