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2009-11-01 14:47:01

Despite being highly effective and beneficial for many patients, unexpected consequences are emerging in patients who are prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for reflux diseases. Physicians are warned to monitor these effects and prescribe these medications carefully, according to a new commentary published in the November 2009 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. According to the authors, gastroesophageal reflux(GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) are diseases...

2006-02-24 13:25:49

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Reflux doesn't have to be extremely acidic in order to give you that burning feeling, a new study shows. In fact, burping can result in heartburn even when no liquid accompanies the gas up the esophagus, Dutch researchers report. It remains unclear why reflux episodes don't always cause heartburn, Dr. A J. Bredenoord of St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, and colleagues note in a report in the journal Gut. To...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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