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01 April 2017

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ERNICA: an European reference network which focuses mainly on EA

08 March 2017

ERNICA is a European Reference Network (ERN) which addresses congenital malformations and diseases that appear early in life and require multidisciplinary care and long-term follow-up, and examines the transition to adulthood. What will ERNICA do? ERNICA will focus initially on […] LEARN MORE

Prevalence of Barrett Esophagus in Adolescents and Young Adults With Esophageal Atresia

30 December 2016

Objective: To study the prevalence of Barrett esophagus (BE) (gastric and/or intestinal metaplasia) in adolescents treated for esophageal atresia (EA). Summary of Background Data:  EA patients are at high risk of BE. Methods: This multicenter prospective study included EA patients […] LEARN MORE

Dysphagia in children with repaired oesophageal atresia

30 December 2016

Dysphagia is a common problem in children with repaired oesophageal atresia (OA). Abnormalities in the oropharyngeal and oesophageal phase have hardly been studied. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of dysphagia in children with repaired OA […] LEARN MORE

France: a national register for esophageal atresia patients

09 July 2016

A National Esophageal Atresia Register was created in 2008 by the National Reference Center for Esophageal Congenital Abnormalities created in 2006. Primary goal was estimation of live birth prevalence in France. A national network of surgeons and pediatricians was initiated […] LEARN MORE

In-vivo oesophageal regeneration in a human being by use of a non-biological scaff old and extracellular matrix

09 July 2016

Background Tissue-engineered extracellular matrix populated with autologous pluripotent cells can result in de-novo organogenesis, but the technique is complex, not widely available, and has not yet been used to repair large oesophageal defects in human beings. We aimed to use […] LEARN MORE

Circumferential esophageal replacement using a tube-shaped tissue-engineered substitute: An experimental study in minipigs

22 September 2015

Esophageal replacement by the colon or the stomach for malignant and nonmalignant esophageal diseases exposes to significant morbidity and mortality. In this setting, tissue engineering seems to be a seductive alternative. Methods. In a porcine model, we performed a 5-cm-long […] LEARN MORE

Getting ready for an EA European Reference Networks?

26 August 2015

Yann Le Cam, Eurordis Chief Executive Officer and Matt Johnson, Healthcare and Research Director presented  in May during an Eurordis webinar the European Reference Networks project. Video of the webinar, including presentation and 1 hour Q&A (please allow 1 minute to […] LEARN MORE