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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...


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