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PS1 Physiology
PS2 Pathophysiology
PS3 Investigations
PS4 Investigations (Cont.)

PS5 Extra-esophageal symptoms
...........ENT symptoms

PS6 Pulmonary symptoms
PS7 Histology
...........Medical Treatments

PS12 Adenocarcinomas Thursday, September 4, 2003
Presidents: A.H. HOELSCHER (Germany)

9:00 a.m.
Is there an experimental basis to establish a proven relationship between DGR and esophageal gastric or esophageal carcinomas?
M. FEIN (Wurzburg)

Is the rat a good model for the study of reflux induced adenocarcinomas?
J. HARMON (Baltimore)

What is the compared rate of development of adenocarcinomas in experimental DGER and GER models?
F.H. ELLIS (Boston)

9:15 a.m.
9:25 a.m.


Can bile salts be responsible for the development of carcinoma independently from the presence of acid?
N. BUTTAR (Rochester-MN)

Can duodeno-esophageal reflux alone, without exogenous carcinogen, induce esophageal carcinoma in animal models?
M. FEIN (Wurzbnurg)

In DGER, what materials have the greatest carcinogenic effect?
K.K. WANG (Rochester - MN)

Are genetic changes alone, without reflux, able to produce carcinoma?
L. CHEN (Piscatawa)

9:45 a.m.
Topic Forum
The role of genetic changes in malignant transformation of Barrett’s esophagus.
F.H. ELLIS (Boston) - J.M. STREITZ (Duluth) -
J.J.B. Van LANSCHOT (Amsterdam).
10:00 a.m.

Can Barrett carcinoma develop after total gastrectomy?
J.M. COLLARD (Brussels)

Has H pylori infection a role in the development of Barrett carcinomas?
U. PEITZ (Magdeburg)

Has DGR a role in dyspepsia with non H pylori gastritis?
J.C. PROLLA (Porto Alegre)

10:20 a.m.
10:30 a.m.


What should be the most cost-effective approach for patients with reflux related symptoms?
N. SHAHEEN (Chapel Hill)

What diagnostic approach should therefore be recommended in a patient suspected of DGER?
J.E. RICHTER (Cleveland)

10:40 a.m.
10:45 a.m.