Tag: "reflux" at medical news
Cells of larynx may have significant immune functions
...resentations include the role of laryngopharyngeal reflux
(LPR), the backflow of gastric contents into the v...d the differences between LPR and gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD), commonly referred to as acid reflux. By studying the immune response within the lini...
Laser surgery offers advantages for voice disorders
...hops, the conference will address larynopharyngeal reflux
(LPR) and its relationship to swallowing and voice...reflux" is most often referred to gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD). However, LPR, which is the backflow of gastric juices into the larynx and throat, is...
Significant pain relief following gastric bypass surgery
... asthma, bladder incontinence and gastroesophageal reflux
disease. Using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC), a leading outcome measure of osteoarthritis-related disabilities in the hip and knee; as well as the London Fibromyalgia Epidemiology Study Screening (LFESSQ), an i...
Use of stomach acid-suppressive medications associated with increased risk of pneumonia
...ast one episode of indigestion or gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD, a backflow of acid from the stomach into the swallowing tube or esophagus) and five percent consult a general practitioner for their ailment. In primary care, a common way to treat these symptoms is to reduce gastric (stomach) acid sec...
Studies link obesity to increased frequency of heartburn symptoms; greater risk of esophageal cancer
...e general population. Similarly, measures of acid reflux
from the esophageal pH monitoring found higher prevalence (64 percent) of reflux
among obese patients than among asymptomatic volunteers (30 percent). These findings suggest a high...
Esophageal capsule technology proves as effective as endoscopy
...ients, including 73 patients with gastroesophageal reflux
and 9 patients undergoing surveillance for Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition found in up to thirteen percent of GERD patients. Individuals with Barrett's are at an increased risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. Patients in t...
Surgical procedure to treat GERD in children found to be ineffective
...urgical fundoplication to control gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) had recurring symptoms of the disease months following surgery. The procedure is the third most common major surgical procedure performed in children. Overall, fundoplication as a treatment for GERD in children needs further evaluati...
News briefs from the Journal CHEST, November 2004
... third of adults with asthma have gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD), but many do not experience the typ... which 8 patients (25%) did not experience classic reflux
symptoms. The study further showed that asthmatics who experience GERD symptoms may not actually hav...
Gastric bypass works for GERD and obesity in patients with prior surgery, says Pitt study
...s surgery can effectively control gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) symptoms in morbidly obese patients who had previous antireflux surgery, with the additional benefit of weight loss and improvement of co-morbidities, according to a study published in the November issue of the journal Obesity Surgery....
Stem cells' repair skills might be link to cancer
...ach leads to ulcers, for example, and chronic acid reflux
(heartburn) erodes the lining of the esophagus. That damage triggers a repair process that requires tissue-specific stem cells to gather, multiply and eventually replace the damaged cells. However, if recurring irritation and damage prevent the r...
Study finds no reason for expectant mothers to shy away from early epidurals
...that factors heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, reflux
response and color. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that when feasible, obstetric practitioners should delay the administration of epidural anesthesia in women with their first pregnancy until the cervical dilation ...
UCLA study shows that people drink less alcohol as they age
... worsened by alcohol use (such as gastroesophageal reflux
disease, depression or insomnia), and to be taking medications that may negatively interact with alcohol (such as most arthritis medications that may cause stomach bleeding with alcohol use). Other researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine...
Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers
...igarette smoking, alcohol intake, gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory...esophageal cancer decades later. "Gastroesophageal reflux
disease is potentially the connection between premature birth and esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD i...
PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill
...es in the esophaguses of patients who had had acid reflux
for more than five years," said Dr. Charles Ulrich...roximately 19 million people have gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD), which is caused by stomach acid moving upward from the stomach into the esophagus. A...