Study: Recurrent Heartburn Ups Risk for Throat Cancer

A new population-based study of never-smokers shows those with gastric reflux are more likely to be diagnosed with cancers of the throat, including the voice box.
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THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 -- People who use common heartburn drugs for months to years may face heightened risks of dying from heart disease, kidney failure or stomach cancer, a new study suggests. The study included more than 200,000 U.S. veterans....
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New research finds a link between proton pump inhibitors and heightened risk of death from heart disease, kidney disease, and stomach cancer.
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(Washington University in St. Louis) A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System has linked long-term use of such popular heartburn drugs -- called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) -- to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer. More than 15 million Americans have prescriptions for PPIs.
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A 64-YEAR-OLD, 70-kg, 170-cm man presented to the emergency department of the authors ’ institution with acute onset of nausea, vomiting, and diffuse abdominal pain. The patient denied fever, chills, weight loss, heartburn, dysphagia, hematemesis, melena, hematochezia, constipation, abdominal distention, and urinary symptoms. He stated that he had been well until the morning of adm ission. The patient's medical history was notable for gastric cancer that was initially treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (consisting of folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) and radiation therapy (total of 45 Gy in divided do...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Journal of Bone OncologyAuthor(s): C. Wilson, C. Martin, M.C. WinterAbstractBackgroundAdjuvant bisphosphonates (BPs) are recommended as part of routine early breast cancer treatment for many postmenopausal (PM) women within the past year. There is a paucity of ‘real world’ data on compliance and patient satisfaction with oral BPs in this population. The aim of our study was to investigate patient reported compliance and toxicity of these drugs in a retrospective cohort study.Patients and methods413 patient were identified as receiving adjuvant oral BPs ...
Source: Journal of Bone Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsRoux-en-Y reconstruction was superior to Billroth I reconstruction in terms of frequency of occurrence of residual food, bile reflux, remnant gastritis, and reflux esophagitis in the long term. Differences between the two methods became more evident as the follow-up period lengthened.
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STOMACH cancer symptoms are initially vague and can be easy to mistake for other, less serious conditions. The disease can often be confused with common digestive problems, such as indigestion and heartburn.
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It’s no exaggeration to say that lives are transformed by the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Look what happened to Susanne after her health was ruined by being gluten-free, reversed by following the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. Food manufacturers, out of ignorance or ruthless profiteering, have chosen to replace wheat and gluten with cornstarch, rice flour, tapioca starch, or potato starch—among the few foods that provoke high blood sugar and insulin more than even our favorite grain to bash, wheat. It means that people who are gluten-free and consume such garbage replacement products gain weight in visceral inflamm...
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A 23-year-old woman presented to the clinic with complaints of heartburn and dysphagia with solid foods. Her family history was remarkable for gastric and  lung cancer in first-degree relatives. Her physical examination and routine laboratory study results were normal. An upper endoscopy was performed and showed multiple polypoid lesions ranging in size from 3 to 11 mm, involving the entire esophagus (Figure A; Video). An endoscopic polypectomy of se veral of the larger polyps was performed. Histopathologic examination showed the lesions were squamous papillomas with areas of hyperkeratinization.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Electronic Image of the Month Source Type: research
Conclusion: Overall, Amenity Health has created a very high quality product in their MedCline Reflux Relief System. It effectively prevents reflux and is, in my opinion, more comfortable than the more traditional wedges on the market. However, higher...
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