Medical News Today: Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

Using a massage technique called myofascial release, researchers reduced the severity and frequency of acid reflux in a small group of people with GERD.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

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Goal: The goal of this study was to determine the relationship of reflux with gastroparesis (Gp), looking both at symptoms and objective testing. Background: Gp patients often experience gastroesophageal reflux symptoms. How the severity of reflux correlates with the severity of Gp is not known. Study: Patients referred to our academic center with symptoms of Gp completed the Patient Assessment of Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-15. They underwent 4-hour gastric emptying scintigraphy; and, if indicated, high-resolution esophageal manomet...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study aimed to study the endoscopic yield, appropriateness, and complications of pediatric endoscopy performed by adult gastroenterologists in an adult endoscopic suite. Methods: This a retrospective study in which records of all the patients less than 18 years of age who underwent endoscopy in the last 5 years were studied. The indications of endoscopy in children were categorized as appropriate or inappropriate per the latest guidelines by American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Positive endoscopic yield was defined as t...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers report a growing awareness of gastroesophageal reflux problems among patients who undergo endoscopic, nonsurgical treatment for esophageal achalasia, frequently requiring future surgical intervention.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionAt 1 ‑year after esophagectomy, combination therapy with 30 mg lansoprazole and Esoxx® appears to be an effective antireflux strategy.
Source: European Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a highly prevalent, chronic, relapsing disorder, whose knowledge has increased in last years thanks to the advent of new sophisticated techniques, such as 24-hour impedance-pH monitoring and high-resolution manometry, for the study of esophageal functions.Areas covered: This review provides an overview of our advancements in understanding the complex pathophysiology, improving the diagnosis and defining the modern pharmacological therapeutic approach to GERD.Expert opinion: The growing clinical application of impedance-pH testing has allowed us to k...
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Hoshikawa Y, Sawada A, Sonmez S, Nikaki K, Woodland P, Yazaki E, Sifrim D Abstract Background/Aims: Mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) during multichannel intraluminal impedance pH-monitoring (MII-pH) reflects the status of esophageal mucosal integrity. MNBI is suggested as an adjunctive method to distinguish patients with true gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from functional heartburn (FH) and might predict outcomes for anti-reflux treatment. However, current methodology for calculation of MNBI is time-consuming and subject to operator-dependent selection bias. We aim to simplify and provide a...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pathologic acid exposure does not appear to be associated with JE. JE patients had increased CCB and LABA use. The unexpected finding of increased LABA use warrants more investigation and may provide support for a cholinergic etiology of JE. PMID: 32235029 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study showed anti-reflux surgery was less expensive and more effective therapy over the PPI medication after 9 years of follow-up. This suggests the surgical strategy is a cost-effective alternative to PPI medication among patients who need long-term management for GERD in Korea. PMID: 32235028 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Authors: Park CH, Lee SK Abstract Studies that investigated esophageal microbiomes are limited when compared to those on intestinal microbiomes. Nevertheless, several studies have investigated the relationship between esophageal microbiomes and various esophageal diseases, owing to the advancement of next-generation sequencing techniques. Streptococcus is the most common bacterial taxon in a normal esophagus. Additionally, Haemophilus, Neisseria, Prevotella, and Veillonella are also found. However, gram-negative bacteria, including Prevotella, are more abundant in a diseased esophagus, such as in gastroesophageal r...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
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