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Foregut Volume 2 Issue 2

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AFS announces a new endoscopic classification of the esophagogastric junction

The AFS announces a new endoscopic classification of the esophagogastric junction. The classification recognizes that the antireflux barrier involves the crural diaphragm and intrinsic lower esophageal sphincter in addition to the flap valve classification as described by Hill. It stratifies EGJ integrity from normal (grade 1) to increasing degrees of EGJ disruption (grade 2-4) beginning with loss of the flap valve and progressing to increasing degrees of crural disruption and hiatus hernia. It also stipulates appropriate endoscopic methodology for the assessment and provides a basic nomenclature for communication among endoscopists.

AFS News

GERD diagnostics webinar recording

If you missed the incredible webinar on GERD diagnostics with Dr Kristle Lynch and Dr Prakash Gyawali, we recorded it! Click HERE.

Deb Krahel, CEO of Restech, looses battle with leukemia

The American Foregut Society sadly shares the news that our colleague and corporate partner, Debra Krahel, has passed away from leukemia.  As President and CEO of Restech, Deb was a tireless advocate for increasing awareness of and testing for gastro-esophageal...

Celebrating the life of Donald O. Castell, 1935-2021

My mentor and friend of 40 years, Donald Overton Castell or as most of us knew him, DO or DOC passed away Jan 8, 2021.  Born in 1935, the son of a butcher, DO was an accomplished trumpet player as a young boy, a concert master in high school and lead trumpet for the...

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