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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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