Screening for Barrett's Esophagus in Otolaryngology Patients (SCE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00695227|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2018
The purpose of this project is to develop an accurate method to identify patients that suffer from acid reflux, but may not present with classic reflux symptoms (such as heart burn). Additionally, it is the purpose of this project to utilize the Unsedated Small-caliber Endoscopy (USE) to assess the prevalence of Barrett's esophagus in a population of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms and to define normal patterns of LPR. Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is when a small amount of stomach contents and acid are pushed up through the esophagus and may affect the vocal cords and upper respiratory tract.
It is suspected that patients with LPR symptoms may have a prevalence of Barrett's esophagus similar to that found in a population with typical reflux symptoms. We propose to systematically test this hypothesis using the USE.
This project is designed to improve the methods of identifying patients with a form of acid reflux that is often undetected, and thus untreated. If this project is successful then more patients with Barrett's esophagus will be identified; furthermore, screening and treatment for this pre-cancerous condition will be improved.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Extraesophageal Symptoms Cough Throat Clearing Hoarseness Difficulty Swallowing||Diagnostic Test: Screening for Barrett's Esophagus|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||295 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Screening for Barrett's Esophagus in Otolaryngology Patients|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 2004|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2011|
|Experimental: Screening for Barrett's Esophagus||Diagnostic Test: Screening for Barrett's Esophagus|
- The primary aim of the study is to establish that patients with symptoms of LPR who are referred to an otolaryngology clinic have a prevalence of Barrett's metaplasia equivalent to that of a population with GERD symptoms. [ Time Frame: One time ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00695227
|United States, Oregon|
|Oregon Health & Science University|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239-3098|
|Principal Investigator:||Joshua Schindler, MD||Oregon Health and Science University|