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Latest Laryngopharyngeal reflux Stories

2013-11-06 08:30:34

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), in honor of the 15(th) Annual GERD Awareness Week, offers up 15 suggestions for curbing your gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms this holiday season. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131106/PH11058LOGO ) GERD Awareness Week takes place each year during the week of Thanksgiving (this year Nov. 24-30), a time when heartburn, the most common symptom of...

2013-06-27 23:22:29

Esophageal surgeons at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh announced today that they are among the first in the country to offer patients who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) a new minimally invasive treatment that studies have shown can greatly reduce the symptoms and associated risks of this common digestive disorder. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Esophageal surgeons at the Allegheny Health Network are among the first in the country to offer patients who...

2013-05-20 11:15:26

Studies presented at DDW® 2013 also highlight patient risks There are significant cost and risk factors associated with two procedures commonly used to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). A study by New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical College suggests that more objective testing may substantially reduce the cost and risk of managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although...

2013-03-29 23:00:56

Heartburn No More is a brand new acid reflux treatment method developed by Jeff Martin, who claims to help people get rid of acid reflux permanently. A full Heartburn No More review on the site Vkool.com shows if the treatment is helpful for sufferers to use. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Heartburn No More is the newly updated acid reflux treatment method created by Jeff Martin, who promises to help sufferers get rid of acid reflux quickly. The program is totally a natural and...

2012-12-12 16:25:00

DENVER, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Mountain-region patients living with Acid Reflux disease, also known as GERD, have welcome relief - literally and figuratively - at the hands of Swedish Medical Center's (Live Link to www.SwedishHospital.com) Reginald Bell, M.D. Bell is the only physician in the region performing a new procedure in patients suffering from this debilitating disease. It's known as the LINX® Reflux Management procedure. (Photo:...

2012-11-09 08:28:31

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a way to help free yourself of persistent heartburn through lifestyle changes? The answer may lie in your body mass index (BMI), a test of whether your weight is too high. Frequent or persistent heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms of GERD can increase along with your waistline. GERD occurs when stomach contents repeatedly flow back (reflux) into the food pipe (esophagus). In addition to...

2012-08-16 10:24:04

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoStim B.V. announced today CE Mark approval of its LES Stimulation System for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120816/CG58802LOGO) The EndoStim system uses low energy electrical pulses to strengthen a weak or dysfunctional lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle which is the underlying cause of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux. EndoStim's...

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...

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...

2007-04-25 09:23:02

Dr. Michael Mahdavi is among the early adopters of a new wireless technology that detects acidic reflux in the airway. The Restech Dx-pH Measurement System(TM) received nationwide acclaim for its clinical significance, delivering clear insight into a rising incidence of reflux-related disorders. Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) is known in medical circles as a "silent disease." It is difficult to detect because conventional pH measurement systems cannot function properly above the...