Gastroesophageal reflux disease: from heartburn to Barrett esophagus, and beyond

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(Natural News) According to the website, upwards of 30 percent of all Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic condition which causes heartburn or indigestion several times a week. In addition, millions more people struggle with heartburn on a regular basis, even if they haven’t been officially diagnosed with GERD. Doctors are...
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AbstractBackgroundThe purpose of this study was to determine whether magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) could effectively treat patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who suffer primarily fromatypical symptoms due to laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). MSA has been shown to treattypical symptoms of GERD with good success, but its effect onatypical symptoms is unknown.MethodsA retrospective review of a prospectively maintained institutional review board-approved database was conducted for all patients who underwent MSA between January 2015 and December 2018. All patients had objective confirmation of GERD from ...
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In a study of 900,000 people, scientists from Sorbonne University in Paris found those who took the acid-reflux medications were 80 per cent more likely to develop acute gastroenteritis.
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THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 -- The turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table may look tempting, but if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) you should proceed with caution, experts...
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Patients are frequently advised to eliminate coffee, tea, and/or soda to reduce symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), such as heartburn or regurgitation. However, there are no data from prospective studies to support these recommendations.
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Heartburn, a very common woe among American adults, is often misdiagnosed and mistreated. New research from Oregon Health&Science University could change that. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that patients whose heartburn symptoms persist even with medication may actually be suffering from other disorders and could benefit from esophageal surgery. One in five adults has symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD. Annual costs for managing the…
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Conclusions: In Asian patients with GERD, treatment with dexlansoprazole modified-release indicates a favorable efficacy and safety profile in relieving heartburn and acid regurgitation symptoms. PMID: 31597230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Sun YM, Gao Y, Gao F Abstract Background/Aims: Recently, esophageal mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) and post-reflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave (PSPW) index have been proposed, which can increase the diagnostic role of multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH recording (MII/pH) for differentiating patients with heartburn. Therefore, our aim is to investigate the role of esophageal proximal MNBI, distal MNBI, and PSPW index in differentiating Chinese patients with heartburn. Methods: Patients with heartburn from the Beijing Anzhen Hospital, who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy ...
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This study will evaluate in a large, independent, randomized controlled trial (RCT) the comparative effectiveness of a specific type of Chinese herbal granule with half-dose PPI and full-dose PPI in managing nonerosive reflux disease.Methods and analysisThis trial will be a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled RCT. A total of 204 participants will be enrolled and randomized (1:1) to each group: herb granules plus 10 mg omeprazole plus 10 mg dummy omeprazole; and dummy herb granules plus 20 mg omeprazole. The efficacy measures will be the changes in scores in the Gastroesophageal Re...
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AbstractGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an especially common disorder in the elderly population. Its presentation in this population is often different  from that in younger patients. A greater proportion of patients experience atypical GERD symptoms rather than heartburn or regurgitation, increasing the likelihood the diagnosis will be missed or overlooked. Elderly patients more commonly present with severe erosive esophagitis and GERD complicati ons compared with younger patients, and thus may require more aggressive therapy. While diagnostic work-up and management of GERD in elderly patients is similar to...
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