Topical budesonide may decrease endoscopic strictures after EMR, ESD

Recent data showed that topical budesonide may be linked to a decrease in endoscopic strictures after endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection.“These results add to the existing literature and suggest the need for randomized control trials and larger sample sizes to further assess the impact of topical corticosteroids on the rate of stricture formation after wide-field mucosal resection in the esophagus,” Michael J. Bartel, MD, PhD, from the section of gastroenterology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and colleagues wrote in GastrointestinalRead More

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