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2009-04-03 12:48:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Torax Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on the minimally invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has commenced a pivotal clinical trial of its LINX(TM) Reflux Management System. The trial, which is being conducted at 15 leading academic and private medical centers in the U.S. and Europe, will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the LINX System in patients suffering from GERD despite medical therapy. GERD is...

2009-03-17 09:00:00

New incisionless, non-invasive procedure treats patients with chronic reflux disease SEATTLE, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center today announced that two surgeons from its medical staff completed the first EsophyX procedure in Washington State on Monday, March 16. EsophyX is a non-invasive, incisionless procedure used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The two surgeons, Peter Billing, MD, of Puget Sound Surgical Center and Nicole...

2009-03-01 23:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking one glass of wine a day may lower the risk of Barrett's Esophagus by 56 percent, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in the March issue of Gastroenterology. Barrett's Esophagus is a precursor to esophageal cancer, the nation's fastest growing cancer with an incidence rate that's jumped 500 percent in the last 30 years. Barrett's Esophagus affects 5 percent of the population and occurs when heartburn or acid...

2009-02-23 14:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. today announced that KAPIDEX(TM) (dexlansoprazole) delayed release capsules are now available in pharmacies across the U.S. KAPIDEX, available in 30 mg and 60 mg doses, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), the healing of erosive esophagitis (EE) and the maintenance of...

2009-01-30 19:13:00

First proton pump inhibitor (PPI) with a Dual Delayed Release(TM) (DDR) formulation DEERFIELD, Ill., and OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved KAPIDEX(TM) (dexlansoprazole) delayed release capsules for the once-daily, oral treatment of heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive Gastroesophageal...

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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...

2009-01-20 09:43:52

Two non-surgical, non-pharmacological treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) both appear effective in reducing medication use and improving voice and swallowing symptoms, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. One type of therapy also appears effective for reducing heartburn and cough, whereas the other may be associated with a reduction in regurgitation.GERD"”a condition in which acid from the stomach backs...

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2008-12-11 16:39:11

Food is usually the centerpiece of many traditional celebrations this time of year, but watch out for holiday heartburn, warn gastroenterologists from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "Watching what you eat and how much is the best way to prevent heartburn," said Dr. Waqar Qureshi, associate professor of medicine and chief of endoscopy at BCM.  "Avoid fried or fatty foods or acidic foods like grapefruit and tomatoes. Sometimes even chocolaty desserts cause some discomfort." If...

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2008-11-12 07:55:00

According to a new study, stent patients who take the blood thinner Plavix combined with heartburn drugs may face a greater risk of heart attack.Researchers concluded patients who took Plavix with popular prescription heartburn drugs, including AstraZeneca's Nexium, were more likely to be hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke, chest pain or a coronary artery bypass operation than those who took Plavix alone.A stent is a wire-mesh tube used to prop open arteries after they have been cleared...

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2008-11-08 17:40:00

New British research finds that people with persistent heartburn should consider early laparoscopic fundoplication surgery to prevent a lifetime of medication. The operation involves wrapping a piece of the stomach around the esophagus to create a new valve to prevent acid backing up from the stomach.  Surgeons previously performed the operation by opening up the chest cavity, but keyhole surgery now makes the procedure much safer.In conducting their study, researchers at the University...


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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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