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2009-01-26 16:28:15

Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are looking in to whether Plavix, a popular blood thinner used by millions, may be less effective in patients who also take certain heartburn medications. The agency is also investigating whether the drug, which prevents deadly blood clots and reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack, may be less effective in those with certain genetic backgrounds. The agency said both subgroups may have trouble metabolizing the world's...

2008-12-29 22:09:52

The pain reliever acetaminophen is not free of gastrointestinal side effects at high doses, researchers in Turkey found. Dr. Alis Soylu and colleagues Dr. Sadi Konuk and Dr. Lutfi Kirdar at Kartal Research and Training Hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey, studied 50 patients admitted to the emergency department with high dose analgesic -- acetaminophen -- ingestion with suicidal intent. Thirty patients with or without mild complaints of dyspepsia -- indigestion -- were selected as the control...

2008-12-29 17:05:58

Some in South Korea experience chronic gastrointestinal symptoms fairly frequently, researchers said. Researchers led by Dr. Myung-Gyu Choi of the Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, in Seoul performed a cross-sectional survey on randomly selected residents in Asan-Si, Korea. The authors assessed chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, using a Rome II based questionnaire. Of the 1,807 eligible subjects, 1,417 were surveyed, with a face-to-face interview. The prevalence...

2008-12-29 10:59:25

Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms are highly prevalent in different geographic populations and cause various gastrointestinal symptoms that greatly inconvenience the lives of those affected. Examples include GERD, uninvestigated dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic constipation. These problems have an impact on the individual's quality of life. There is a lack of community-based research evaluating the impact of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms on the quality of life. A research...

2008-12-02 07:30:00

SKOKIE, Ill., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced that two pivotal Phase 3 trials evaluating its lead investigational product candidate, HZT-501, met all primary endpoints. HZT-501, a novel, proprietary fixed-dose combination product containing ibuprofen and famotidine, demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced upper gastrointestinal...

2008-08-16 15:00:07

Millions of people who take medications to treat indigestion and heartburn could be at increased risk of osteoporosis, Canadian researchers found. The study suggests that those who use the medications regularly for five years had a 44 percent higher chance of hip fracture, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The scientists at the University of Manitoba say they suspect the medications might inhibit the body from absorbing calcium, which is needed for healthy, strong bones....

2007-07-04 21:19:57

By Scholl, Jennifer Allen, Patricia Jackson This article reviews the literature related to functional abdominal pain (FAP) in childhood, including the definition, etiology, contributing factors, clinical diagnosis, therapy and management, and associated long-term health effects. FAP is determined when no specific structural, infectious, inflammatory, or biochemical cause can be found in a child with chronic pain. The presence of abdominal pain as an isolated symptom is more suggestive of...

2005-07-26 07:24:31

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health)- As a treatment for upset stomach, omeprazole, sold under the trade names Prilosec and Rapinex, provides superior relief to that achieved with ranitidine, sold as Zantac, or with cisapride, sold as Propulsid, Canadian researchers report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Omeprazole belongs to a drug group called protonpumpinhibitors, which alter the acidity of the stomach. Ranitidine also affects the acidity, but works by blocking the...

2004-11-30 12:00:00

(HealthDayNews) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch: Osteoporosis A research study evaluating patient satisfaction with a once-monthly pill for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Volunteers who have been taking weekly medication for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis for at least three months may be eligible. Research site located in Clearwater, Fla. More Information Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat111.html. -----...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Background: Asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often coexist. However, the results of the studies investigating the prevalence of CERD among patients with asthma vary greatly. Study objective: To investigate the prevalence of GERD in adult patients with asthma. Subjects and methods: The basic study population consisted of 2,225 asthmatic patients who were treated in six specialist-headed hospitals during 1 year. From the common computer-based discharge register, every 14th...