1. Fellowship winners tackle twin healthcare challenges

    Fellowship winners tackle twin healthcare challenges

    Diagnosing esophageal disease with OCT ‘pill' At the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, located at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Andreas Wartak's research into optical diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is paving the way for earlier and less invasive treatment of this allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus, a disease whose exact nature is still not fully understood. Diagnosis of EoE normally involves a biopsy performed with an endoscope, followed by histopathology analysis of the sample to examine the influx of a certain type of white blood cell that characterizes the condition. But this is by nature invasive, expensive, requires sedation ...

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