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2014-07-15 08:27:47

Radiofrequency (RF) Therapy Fills Gap Between Medications and Surgery NORWALK, Conn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly published peer-reviewed paper concludes that Stretta therapy is a safe, effective and durable treatment for gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The paper states that Stretta addresses a significant unmet need where patients receive inadequate control from PPI therapy and find surgery an undesirable option. The paper was authored by George Triadafilopoulos, MD,...

2014-06-09 12:30:34

Quality-of-Life Survey Scores on Medications and Presence of Esophagitis Appear to Be Best Correlated Predictors of Success SAN MATEO, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoGastric Solutions® (EGS), a leader in endoluminal reconstructive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), announced publication of US registry data on patient factors predictive of positive outcomes following transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). The study demonstrates that patients with an...

Heartburn, Ulcer Medications May Contribute To Vitamin B12 Deficiency
2013-12-11 05:58:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using commonly prescribed heartburn and/or ulcer medications regularly over a long period of time has been linked to an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, experts from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research report in a new study. Writing in the December 11 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the researchers explain that stomach acid aids in absorption of the vitamin, and that prolonged...

2012-04-24 22:41:19

For many people with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, acid reflux drugs are the answer to their woes, curbing the chronic heartburn and regurgitation of food or sour liquid characteristic of the disorder. But when it comes to Barrett´s esophagus, a condition commonly found in people with GERD, acid control may be less important than beating back another bodily fluid — bile. A new study published in the Annals of Surgery shows that bile — a digestive fluid that...

Using Indigestion Drugs Could Bump Up Risk Of A Hip Fracture
2012-02-01 12:32:38

According to a new study, post-menopausal women are 35 percent more likely to suffer a hip fracture if they take indigestion drugs, or "proton pump inhibitors" (PPIs). These drugs are the most common medicines used around the world and are often used to treat heartburn and acid reflex. However, PPIs can inhibit the absorption of calcium, which leads to the increased risk of fractures. Researchers looked at the association between PPIs and hip fractures in just under 80,000...

2011-10-20 13:47:35

Frequent spitting up, irritability, and unexplained crying in infants can be very distressing to parents. Pediatricians often prescribe acid-suppressing drugs for these symptoms in an effort to treat infants for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, GERD is an uncommon cause of these symptoms in otherwise thriving infants. In a soon to be published Commentary in The Journal of Pediatrics, Eric Hassall, MBChB, FRCPC, FACG, cautions against the over-diagnosis of GERD and...

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...

2010-12-24 07:59:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Acid suppressive medications are the second leading medication worldwide; however using them could increase your chance of developing pneumonia, according to this study. The researchers systematically reviewed all relevant studies on the association suppressive medications and pneumonia that could be found up to August 2009. They found that out of every 200 inpatients being treated with acid suppressive drugs, one will develop pneumonia. "Several previous studies...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.