Specialties - Southern Medical Association

SMJ Article | Review Article

Esophageal Cancer: An Updated Review

Abstract: The incidence of esophageal cancer (EC) is on the rise. With the distinct subtypes of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma comes specific risk factors, and as a result, people of certain regions of the world can be more prone to a subtype. For example, squamous cell carcinoma of the...

Posted in: Esophageal Disease2

SMJ Article | Original Article

CME Article: Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, and Seasonal Variation in the Diagnosis of Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Oklahoma

Objectives: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is characterized by upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms in association with esophageal mucosal biopsy specimens containing ≥15 intraepithelial eosinophils per high-power field. The etiology of EoE remains unclear, but an immunologic response to various foods and aeroallergens has been implicated. Seasonal variation has been reported in the...

Posted in: Gastroenterology22 Esophageal Disease2