Tag: "reflux" at medical news
Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section
...as it grows, pregnant women are more prone to acid reflux
from thestomach, which can come up the throat and down into the lungs. This effect isalso amplified in the obese.In terms of actual pounds, the average weight of women in the study who had aC-section was 191 pounds, the average of vaginal delivery w...
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists releases latest findings at Annual Meeting
...esophageal Reflux Disease. GERD is an involuntary reflux
recently linked to throat cancer. Using Medicaid patients in Georgia as their sample, researchers also compared the incidence of GERD among different racial groups. They found that white female Medicaid patients are 57% more likely to experience GE...
Study offers hope for chocolate-loving reflux disease sufferers
...chronic heartburn - also known as gastroesophageal reflux
disease, or GERD - but also suggests a novel treat...at chocolate significantly increased the number of reflux
events and the acid exposure time in the esophagus for the seven patients. "We found that the chocol...
Antioxidant herbal extract may help prevent and treat reflux oesophagitis
...eat the extremely common and distressing condition reflux
oesophagitis, shows research in Gut. Free radical...al cancer. The researchers experimentally induced reflux
oesophagitis in 60 rats and subsequently examined tissue samples for signs of ulceration and/or heal...
Glue ear could be caused by gastric juices
...wcastle upon Tyne, UK, and colleagues investigated reflux
of gastric juice as a potential cause of glue ear. The investigators measured pepsin concentrations in middle ear effusions from children in Newcastle upon Tyne and Nottingham, UK. 45 (83%) of 54 effusions contained pepsin/pepsinogen at concentratio...
Heartburn surgery helps lung transplant patients
...e stomach. In some cases, the stomach contents can reflux
up the esophagus and into the lungs, a condition k...some other event," Davis said. "If something, like reflux
for example, causes inflammation to occur, the immune cells that respond could create a robust respo...
Asthma, guide for physicians, published
...elderly, asthma during pregnancy, gastroesophageal reflux
disease and asthma, and occupational asthma....
American Thoracic Society news tips for June (first issue)
...tnasal drip syndrome, asthma, and gastroesophageal reflux
disease. These illnesses should be considered first despite what appears to be even more "obvious"causes such as smoking or chronic interstitial pneumonia. According to the experts, atroublesome cough can be due to more than one condition 93 percent...
Gastric bypass surgery for obesity may ease symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease
... a reduction in their symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD), according to a study in the July i...d asked to complete three surveys related to their reflux
disease and their quality of life following bypass surgery. One year after Roux-En-Y gastric bypass ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October (first issue)
...diagnostic categories, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux
disease. The study was published in the first issue for October 2002 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and CriticalCare Medicine. OCCUPATIONAL AIRBORNE EXPOSURE RAISESINCIDENCE OF RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS ...
GERD and other GI disorders may disrupt sleep
...gy suggest that people with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux
disease) and other gastrointestinal disorders are ...0;0.05.) Among people with GERD, higher levels of reflux
during the day are associated with more complaints about sleep. "There is very little data in the li...
Costs for surgical treatment of GERD not offset by savings on medications
...s that although people with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux
disease) experienced a 62 percent decline in the average number of days of acid reduction therapy after surgery, one-half of patients received at least one prescription for acid reduction therapy during the 18 months following surgery. More than 15 ...
Treating acid reflux reduces asthma symptoms and improves quality of life in patients with asthma
...p 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 asth...
Burning mouth syndrome
...ons linked to BMS include anemia, gastroesophageal reflux
disease, undiagnosed diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance and a yeast or candida infection in the mouth. "If you have BMS, analyze your overall health and note any life-altering events or stressors that occur," encourages Lois Duers...
Other highlights in the September 17 issue of JNCI
...smoking, being overweight, having gastroesophageal reflux
(acid reflux), and consuming low amounts of fruits and vegetables. The study was conducted by Lawrence S. Engel, Ph.D., now at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and his colleagues and involved 1143 patients with esophageal or ga...
Causal relationship suggested between reflux and sleep apnea
... of Gastroenterology suggest that gastroesophageal reflux
(GER) of any sort -- not just acid reflux
-- may contribute to sleep apnea arousals. Millions of Americans have reflux, many without having s...
New guidelines set standard on test to diagnose acid reflux, heartburn and other diseases
...ntify esophageal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux
disease, heartburn, problems with swallowing or no...ntify esophageal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux
disease, heartburn, problems with swallowing or non-heart related chest pain coming from the esophag...
Chronic cough significantly impacts life quality in women
...se and sinus diseases, asthma, or gastroesophageal reflux
disease," said Ms. French. "If a precise cause for a patient's cough can be found, specific therapies can be used to treat the source, which will greatly reduce the incidence of cough and its effects on the body." "The impact of chronic cough on hea...
Development of rare esophageal cancer in African-Americans may differ from whites
...frican Americans had a history of gastrointestinal reflux
disease (GERD) versus 54 percent (301/554) of whites. GERD is a disorder in which stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, causing the symptom of heartburn. Continued GERD can destroy the layer of tissue lining of the esophagus, which, in some cas...
Interventional procedures significantly improve quality of life for obese patients
...otable in patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD), diabetes and hyperlipidemia, an el... most notably in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD), according to scientists from Park Plaza Hospital in Texas. Patients' mean body mas...