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Posted by rosilita on October 14, 2000 at 10:47:14:

In Reply to: barrets esophogitis posted by mark besio on October 13, 2000 at 11:51:09:

: Help. My wife has under gone every test possible for her esophogus. When she eats (baby food, pudding cottage cheese ect) no solids, she expierences heavines and pain in the chest and stomach bloating.
: She has been stretched and a botox injecton is next.
: Do you have any ieas. Thank You as she is getting worse daily.
the university of pennsylvania is treating barrets with a new procedure called lasar abalation. first they treat the patient with a drug that supresses acid exposure to the lesion. i assume your wife is on some strong perscription acid medications? I can get back to you with the name of the drug. after so much on this medication(it is not chemo, (I beleive) it just desensitizing acid exposure) they treat the lesion with lazers. in the two previous clinical trials using this method they were able to restore the osepaus back to normal (thus helping with the pain) The biggest reason also for doing something like this is your wife's current diagnos makes her 60 to 70x more likely than the average person of developing cancer of the oesphagus.(That was what they quoted in the info on their trial) I hope this could help you

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