WATS brush effective for upper GI biopsies

SAN ANTONIO — Biopsies using a wide-area transepithelial sampling brush helped diagnose intestinal metaplasia in patients with no prior history, according to study results presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.“Studies have shown that adding WATS to biopsy increases the detection rate for dysplasia and cancer compared to biopsies alone, Steven DeMeester, MD, FACG, of The Oregon Clinic, said in his presentation. “The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of detection of intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia from biopsies versus WATS.”Read More

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