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2011-07-18 16:33:54

Medically treated patients with mild or no symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for developing esophageal cancer than those with severe GERD symptoms, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in the current issue of Archives of Surgery. Many patients who develop adenocarcinoma, a common form of esophageal cancer, are unaware that they have Barrett's esophagus "“ a change in the cells lining the esophagus often due to repeated stomach acid...

2011-07-13 09:00:00

BLUE ISLAND, Ill., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic reflux patients who also suffer from large hiatal hernias can now get relief in just one visit to the operating room. MetroSouth Medical Center general surgeon Felipe Gracias, MD, Palos Park, is the first physician in Illinois to treat both conditions using a combination of laparoscopic surgery for the hiatal hernia, and an incisionless procedure using an endoscope through the mouth to treat the reflux. In the past, patients with...

2011-05-19 13:12:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences have demonstrated that an improved method for performing the standard upper endoscopy examination done on over eight million Americans with heartburn each year increases the detection of pre-cancerous cells in the esophagus by over 40 percent. Esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased by 600 percent over the last 25 years, making it the fastest growing form of cancer in the United States. It is...

2011-05-18 00:17:45

In an evaluation of contemporary antireflux therapies for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), most patients who received treatment with either the proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole or laparoscopic antireflux surgery achieved and remained in disease remission for 5 years, according to a study in the May 18 issue of JAMA. "GERD is a highly prevalent disorder caused by the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. It is a chronic, relapsing disease that negatively affects...

2011-05-17 16:17:00

BALTIMORE, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esophageal Cancer, the disease that today took the life of Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, is the nation's fastest increasing cancer, up more than 400 percent in the past 20 years - and one of the deadliest. Fewer than one in five people will survive five years with the disease. According to the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN), even more alarming, in the U.S., Esophageal Cancer is usually caused by persistent heartburn or acid...

2011-05-06 11:24:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Consumer Care announced that Frank Garske of California is the grand prize winner of the Alka-Seltzer® Said/Heard Mishaps Contest on Facebook. One of many entrants, Frank shared a time when his miscommunication almost cost him his job, but in retrospect, is now a funny anecdote. As the winner, Frank won a trip to New York City to star in an Alka-Seltzer online video featuring his winning entry. The online video will...

2011-04-25 10:10:00

CINCINNATI, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This May, Pepto-Bismol is emerging from the medicine cabinet along side of Busy Philipps, star of ABC's hit comedy Cougar Town, and showing party people how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day long. Those eager to start the festivities early can smash a hysterical variety of pinatas on Pepto's YouTube page in preparation for a night of Mexican food and fun. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of heartburn. There are several medications on the market including over-the-counter treatments and prescription drugs for a quick fix; however, are pills the only remedy for heartburn sufferers? The answer is no! There is a natural approach to treating frequent heartburn in individuals. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 16, 2011 MyReviewsNow presents a holistic, natural approach in dealing with heartburn that doesn't involve taking drug-store medicines....


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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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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