1. The use of salvage surgery in locoregional recurrence of esophageal cancer following chemoradiotherapy demonstrated significantly increased survival compared to those who were unable to undergo salvage surgery.
Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)
Study Rundown: One of the most common approaches to the treatment of localized esophageal carcinoma is...
1. Compared to patients receiving surgery alone, patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy (CRT) prior to resection experience reduced local recurrence, peritoneal carcinomatosis and hematogenous spread.
2. Local recurrence was particularly reduced within radiation target volumes.
Evidence rating level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: Though patients with esophageal cancer commonly present with distant metastasis...
Feb 22nd - Magnetic sphincter augmentation was effective in reducing esophageal acid exposure and improved quality of life in gastric reflux patients.
Image: CC/Steven Fruitsmaak
1. Magnetic sphincter augmentation was effective in reducing esophageal acid exposure, symptoms and proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients.