Transnasal Endoscopy Tested in Primary Care for Esophageal Screening
In primary care, transnasal endoscopy without sedation might be the solution for an easier and simpler route to early diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. The growing prevalence of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer have created an urgent need for screening tools that are accurate but simpler than conventional endoscopy
Noor syafiq last edited by
@vaindi Transnasal endoscopy [TNE] is a safe and well-tolerated alternative to conventional endoscopy, and it has the potential to be used in an office-based setting. This contention is supported by a prospective study. Over a 1-year period, 166 patients from four different primary practices agreed to participate in the trial. All had been diagnosed with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Those considered to have Barrett's on the basis of TNE administered without sedation underwent a conventional endoscopy with biopsies to confirm the diagnosis, according to Huibertse, who presented the findings at the 2022 United European Gastroenterology Week.