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2009-09-01 10:34:43

There has been much debate about the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sleep. Three new studies in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology explore GERD's effect on sleep quality and the health-care system as well as how a widely prescribed sleeping pill may mask the disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology is the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.GERD is a commonly occurring condition in the U.S., with more...

2009-08-01 08:45:20

Patient satisfaction with their medications and the quality of interactions with their doctor reflect the success of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) therapy, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. "Although patient satisfaction is a complex issue, improvements in recognition of GERD can improve management of the disease as well as patient satisfaction with their care and...

2009-08-01 08:27:02

Gastroesophageal reflux diseases , or GERD, affects about 10 million people in the United States, yet the cause and an unexpected increase in its prevalence over the last three decades remains unexplainable. Now, researchers have discovered that GERD is associated with global alteration of the microbiome in the esophagus. The findings, reported in the August 1, 2009 issue of Gastroenterology, may provide for the foundation for further study of the condition as a microecological disease with...

2009-07-09 13:39:15

Findings of a Danish study suggest the use of proton pump inhibitors can produce acid-related symptoms in healthy adults. Proton pump inhibitors are a group of drugs used to cause a pronounced and long-lasting reduction of gastric acid production and are among the most widely selling drugs in the world, Wikipedia said. But results of an eight-week, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial led by Dr. Christina Reimer of Copenhagen University suggests proton pump inhibitors can induce...

2009-07-06 08:35:24

People who begin taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn generally continue to refill their prescriptions over time. New research out of Denmark is shedding light on why. In a study conducted in 120 healthy people who were randomized to receive eight weeks of treatment with a PPI followed by four weeks of a placebo or 12 weeks of a placebo alone, they find those taking the PPI experienced a rebound effect after stopping treatment with the active drug. Among that group, 44 percent...

2009-07-01 09:19:37

Data suggests proton pump inhibitors can induce acid-related symptoms in healthy adultsTreatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for eight weeks induces acid-related symptoms like heartburn, acid regurgitation and dyspepsia once treatment is withdrawn in healthy individuals, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute."The observation that more than 40 percent of healthy volunteers, who have never been...

2009-06-24 09:23:47

There is minimal data evaluating the prevalence of GERD complications in any United States general population, other than non-Hispanic whites. Presently, it is thought that such complications occur less frequently in African-Americans than in non-Hispanic whites. A research group in Jacksonville, FL investigated the prevalence of reflux esophagitis between non-Hispanic whites and African-Americans. The distribution of esophagitis severity and its complications were equivalent between groups,...

2009-06-16 14:06:00

GLENDALE, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Stops Acid Reflux, a new product from Caleb Treeze Organic Farm instantly eliminates Acid Reflux. If you are one of the millions of people that suffer from acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn regularly, you are in luck. With just a small dose of the Stops Acid Reflux formula this pain and discomfort can be put to rest in about one minute. In simple terms, acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn are caused by gas in both the stomach...

2009-06-08 12:09:52

Scientists identify chemical fingerprint of Barrett's esophagusCanadian Light Source (CLS) staff scientist Luca Quaroni and Dr. Alan Casson, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) used the synchrotron's infrared microscope to identify tissue afflicted with a condition known as Barrett's Esophagus from chemical fingerprints associated with the disease, which can lead to esophageal cancer. The finding is published in the June, 2009 issue of the Royal...

2009-06-02 09:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Caleb Treeze Organic Farm announces the release of Stops Acid Reflux, a product that instantly eliminates Acid Reflux. Nearly everyone suffers from acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn at one time or another. With just a small dose of the Stops Acid Reflux formula the pain and discomfort can be put to rest in about one minute. Simply put, acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn are caused by gas in both the stomach and upper part of...


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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