VIDEO: What’s in a name? How a premalignant esophageal condition bears the name Barrett

VIDEO: What’s in a name? How a premalignant esophageal condition bears the name Barrett

In this Endo-Sketch, a Healio video series on clinical conditions named after famous colleagues, Klaus Mergener, MD, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses the origin of Barrett’s esophagus.According to Mergener, the condition is named after British surgeon Norman Rupert Barrett, who was born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1903 and attended Eton and…

VIDEO: Diversity, equity and inclusion unleashes potential, says speaker at Scrubs & Heels

VIDEO: Diversity, equity and inclusion unleashes potential, says speaker at Scrubs & Heels

MIAMI — In a Healio video exclusive, Jennifer A. Christie, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, recaps the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations and academic institutions.“In health equity, [diversity and inclusion] is the key to being able to improve the health of all patients in our communities,” Christie…

Genetic predisposition, colonoscopy findings may help clarify CRC screening intervals

Genetic predisposition, colonoscopy findings may help clarify CRC screening intervals

Patients with a genetic predisposition for colorectal cancer could help define risk-adapted surveillance intervals after detection and removal of adenomas at colonoscopy, according to a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“Previous studies have suggested that polygenic risk scores (PRSs) could help define personalized colorectal cancer for screening strategies, such as starting ages for screening and…