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Notable Decline in Prevalence of Barrett Esophagus in Patients With GERD

The prevalence of Barrett esophagus has noticeably declined in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) over the last 2 decades. Concurrent with this finding has been an increased trend in the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and aspirin therapy, as well as a decrease in cigarette smoking. It is therefore possible that these modifiable…

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