HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Treating acid reflux reduces asthma symptoms and improves quality of life in patients with asthma

Seattle, WA (October 21, 2002) The daily use of medications to treat acid reflux, proton pump inhibitors (PPI), reduces asthma exacerbations and improves general well-being of asthma patients with symptoms of acid reflux. A study presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology found that the use of a proton pump inhibitor along with asthma medications improved reflux symptoms, as well as improving reported quality of life. Fewer patients taking PPIs had at least one asthma exacerbation with PPI vs. placebo.

In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 207 subjects receiving usual asthma care were randomized to 30 mg twice a day of lansoprazole or placebo. All subjects had symptoms of acid reflux, moderate to severe persistent asthma, and were taking inhaled corticosteroids.

According to Michael R. Littner, M.D., one of the investigators from the Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Sepulveda, CA, the use of a proton pump inhibitor "appears to offer significant benefit to asthma patients with more difficult to control asthma as indicated by the requirement for more than one long-term asthma control medication."


'"/>

Contact: Melissa Emick
memick@porternovelli.com
202-973-5892
American College of Gastroenterology
21-Oct-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows
2. Treating individuals: How generalisable are trial data?
3. Treating blood clots, a half-century later
4. Treating older adults for flu is cost-effective, but preventing it with a yearly flu shot is better
5. Treating depression important for reducing death after bypass surgery
6. Treating effects of brain damage
7. Treating eye pain may remove other migraine symptoms
8. New study: Treating depression, low social supports does not reduce heart patients deaths, heart attacks
9. Two Beta-Blocker Drugs Equal In Treating Heart Failure
10. DDW Studies Present Evidence That Thalomid (Thalidomide) Is Active In Treating Crohns Disease
11. Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... BluePearl Specialty and Emergency ... Prevention’s (AFSP) annual signature event, Out of the Darkness (OOTD), which unites more ... raise awareness of suicide prevention. To ensure Associate safety, BluePearl will not be ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... ... September 02, 2020 , ... RAM ... payers administering Medicare Advantage and Special Needs plans, is proud to support the ... Insurance Plans (AHIP). RAM is supporting the event as a sponsor and exhibitor ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Dr. Kiran ... in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In 2018, she founded ... boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. Dr. Gill and her ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Want to get moving, break ... Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is thrilled to launch its fourth annual STEPtember campaign in ... virtual challenge, STEPtember meets everyone wherever they are at this moment — encouraging people ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... MAUI, Hawaii (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” ... most people on the planet are in a state of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense ... , Right now, a solution is timely when most people on the planet are experiencing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... Unscrupulous ... systems kill Coronavirus. While air purification technologies, including GreenTech Environmental’s proprietary methods, have ... Ebola, no air purification system has published results of singular and scientific testing ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... ... As the U.S. struggles in its 6th month of fighting Covid-19, Americans are ... keep your distance, wash your hands. Prevention is the best tool for now. Noted ... much better it is to prevent disease than to cure it.” , Part of ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Hero Life Sciences announced today that it will ... surgical disposable face masks and N95 respirators in its manufacturing plant located in the ... most Americans are facing in trying to find quality disposable face masks during the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: