Tag: "reflux" at medical news

Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer

...scores the importance of preventing recurring acid reflux while also uncovering tantalizing clues on how typical acid reflux can turn potentially cancerous. In research published in July and August, scientists discovered th...

Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients

...with uncontrolled asthma also had gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), chronic sinusitis, or high blood pressure, which may contribute to the severity of their asthma. Also likely contributing to poorly controlled asthma was the fact that only a minority of patients reported having received a personalized ast...

Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux

... science called impedance monitoring, which tracks reflux through electrical impulses. We always want to c...roximately 19 million people have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is caused by stomach content moving upward from the stomach into the esophagus...

New relief for unexplained chest pain

...ough this pain may sometimes be the result of acid reflux disease, when this is absent most patients present... musculoskeletal or esophageal source such as acid reflux disease can be excluded, our findings suggest that a trial of theophylline may be effective in relie...

Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year

...d kidney damage. The cost of hospitalizations for reflux alone rose from $10 million in 1997 to $47 million in 2000; Southern states, defined using U.S. Census Bureau regions, saw the highest rise--56 percent--attributable to a doubling in the number of cases. "Our biggest challenge was finding reliab...

Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress

...ti-Reflux Valve" was initially developed to reduce reflux of stomach contents in patients with cancers of th...ard and anti-reflux stents to evaluate the role of reflux of intestinal contents in stent clogging," Dua says. "We also hope to look at other uses for this ty...

New reflux guidelines released

... 13, 2007 - New, updated guidelines for esophageal reflux testing appear in The American Journal of Gastroen... guidelines summarize advances in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) diagnostic testing and how they have modified the clinical management of esophageal d...

Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients

...eated a higher risk of esophageal cancer linked to reflux disease. And this has some surgeons wondering if a...ma of the esophagus is often the result of chronic reflux disease. When acid continuously backs up into the esophagus, it wears down the natural lining. This ...

Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure

BOSTON Patients treated for gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) using the endoscopic Plicator procedure show long-term benefits in reducing reflux disease symptoms with no need for long-term prescription antacids, according to a study led by docto...

Obesity linked to acid reflux disease

...ican Journal of Gastroenterology, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRD), more commonly known as, acid reflux, is linked to obesity. Since (GRD) is strongly associated with more serious conditions, such as esophageal ulcers and cancer, weight reduction therapy may be useful in treatment and prevention of the...

'Dua Anti-reflux Valve' found to improve quality of life for bile duct/pancreatic cancer patients

...ti-Reflux Valve" was initially developed to reduce reflux of stomach contents in patients with cancers of th...ard and anti-reflux stents to evaluate the role of reflux of intestinal contents in stent clogging," Dua says. "We also hope to look at other uses for this ty...

OHSU findings may improve how people with chronic heartburn, precancer of the esophagus are screened

...ic heartburn, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) a condition closely associated with the development of one of the most lethal forms of cancer: esophageal cancer the need for a cost-effective screening and surveillance system was long apparent to Jobe, who also is an associate professor ...

Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'

...heartburn? Heartburn is caused most often by the reflux or backwash of acid from the stomach up into the e...ested. If there is a leaky valve, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, may result. The primary symptom is heartburn. "As a general rule of thumb anythin...

Newsbriefs from the journal Chest: October 2006

...ONS A new study shows an association between acid reflux symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...le, investigated the prevalence and effect of acid reflux symptoms, formally known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), on the rate of exacerbations in ...

Heartburn drug may help to slow progression of chronic heart failure

...ounter medication used to treat heartburn and acid reflux also appears to help decrease the debilitating eff...or both chronic heart failure and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As suspected, the patients taking famotidine for their stomach problems seemed to ha...

Researchers discover how acid reflux leads to esophageal cancer

..., and offering a possible explanation for how acid reflux may lead to cancer of the esophagus, according to ...he esophagus have been altered by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux. Acid reflux is believed to be a major risk factor for cancer in peop...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...blished worldwide on heartburn, also known as acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), between 1975 and 2004. They found 100 studies looking at lifestyle factors thought to be a...

Heartburn common in western populations

... Lancet. Heartburn results from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), where the contents of the stomach ...GORD. Professor Talley states: "Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is a common problem and is expensive to manage in both primary and secondary care settings. ...

Mayo Clinic studies find association between acid reflux and esophageal cancer

...ion between esophageal cancer and gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux. According to ...s the understanding of the connection between acid reflux and esophageal cancer. "But only about 5 percent of individuals who experience acid reflux will dev...

New study shows erosive esophagitis healing linked to acid control

...cid and healing erosive esophagitis caused by acid reflux disease. The results of the trial, which included...e efficacy of antisecretory therapy in GERD." Acid reflux disease is frequent persistent heartburn (burning pain and pressure in the center of the chest) on t...

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