PPIs (acid reflux drugs) linked to serious and sudden kidney damage

(Natural News) If you suffer from heartburn, you might be willing to do whatever it takes to get relief from the discomfort – but if you’re taking heartburn medication, you could end up experiencing something far worse: severe kidney damage. That was the finding of a new study carried out by researchers from the Washington...
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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]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
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 ...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
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...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
-Mindiola A Abstract Eosinophilic esophagitis is an immune-allergic pathology of multifactorial etiology (genetic and environmental) that affects both pediatric and adult patients. Its symptoms, which include heartburn, regurgitation, and esophageal stenosis (with dysphagia being more frequent in eosinophilic esophagitis in young adults and children), are similar to those of gastroesophageal reflux disease, causing delays in diagnosis and treatment. Although endoscopic findings such as furrows, esophageal mucosa trachealization, and whitish exudates may suggest its presence, this diagnosis should be confirmed hist...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Recognizing the historical evolution of GERD management can help care providers to better understand therapeutic options for their patients, as well as focus on unmet needs that deserve further attention. PPIs are still the first choice therapy, with good evidence in favor of their efficacy, despite some safety concerns. However, as with any medical intervention, it is recommended to prescribe PPIs for patients with clear indication, using adequate dosing and monitoring for adverse events.RESUMO CONTEXTO: A doen ça do refluxo gastroesofágico (DRGE) é uma das doenças gastrointestinais...
Source: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Recognizing the historical evolution of GERD management can help care providers to better understand therapeutic options for their patients, as well as focus on unmet needs that deserve further attention. PPIs are still the first choice therapy, with good evidence in favor of their efficacy, despite some safety concerns. However, as with any medical intervention, it is recommended to prescribe PPIs for patients with clear indication, using adequate dosing and monitoring for adverse events.RESUMO CONTEXTO: A doen ça do refluxo gastroesofágico (DRGE) é uma das doenças gastrointestinais...
Source: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Recognizing the historical evolution of GERD management can help care providers to better understand therapeutic options for their patients, as well as focus on unmet needs that deserve further attention. PPIs are still the first choice therapy, with good evidence in favor of their efficacy, despite some safety concerns. However, as with any medical intervention, it is recommended to prescribe PPIs for patients with clear indication, using adequate dosing and monitoring for adverse events.RESUMO CONTEXTO: A doen ça do refluxo gastroesofágico (DRGE) é uma das doenças gastrointestinais...
Source: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
This study examined the safety and efficacy when repairing defects in 2 anatomical structures (hiatus and lower esophageal sphincter) in a concomitant set of procedures in patients with hiatal hernias between 2 and 5 cm. Methods. Prospective data were collected from 99 patients who underwent hiatal hernia repair followed immediately by the TIF procedure (HH + -TIF). GERD-HRQL (Health-Related Quality of Life), RSI (Reflux Symptom Index), and GERSS (Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptom Score) questionnaires were administered before the procedure and mailed at 6 and 12 months. Results. Ninety-nine patients were enrolled, and all w...
Source: Surgical Innovation - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 35-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up appointment for persistent heartburn with chronic cough. He has a 1-year history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and takes pantoprazole twice daily. He reports no nausea, vomiting, or dysphagia. Upper endoscopy performed 1 year […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs
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