Published in Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions and Ventures Week, December 31st, 2005
In a pilot study published in the December 2005 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE), an endoscopic spray cryotherapy was used to treat 11 male BE patients, and 9 (78%) of the patients who completed the protocol had complete reversal of BE, with no complications.
Cryoablation uses liquid nitrogen (-196=BA C) sprayed at low pressure (2-4 psi) through an open-tipped cryogenic catheter placed through an accessory channel of an upper...
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