High street heartburn drugs 'could make people 80% more likely to get stomach bugs'

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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ConclusionIn this study, fewer than 20% of adolescents with severe obesity lost>  50% of their excess weight following LAGB. Nearly 50% of patients required additional surgery. With reports of success following sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, we believe that LAGB is not a preferred choice to treat adolescents with obesity.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Petcu A, Ghib LJ, Grad SM, Popovici C, Rogojan L, Rednic NV, Rednic S Abstract Gastrointestinal tract involvement is the most common visceral affectation in systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the manifestations may vary in extension and severity. Endoscopic and histopathological gastroesophageal findings were investigated in patients with SSc. A total of 79 consecutive patients with definite SSc were enrolled in a cross sectional study. Clinical data were collected, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsies from gastric mucosa were performed in all cases. Fifty-seven (72.1%) out of 79 SSc patients had gastr...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Background: High-resolution manometry (HRM) allows characterization of esophagogastric junction (EGJ) morphology and identification of hiatus hernia using novel software tools. Aim: The main purpose of this study was to determine the impact of HRM-based EGJ and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) metrics in predicting abnormal reflux burden. Methods: Total, upright, and supine acid exposure times (AETs) were extracted from ambulatory reflux monitoring performed off therapy in 482 patients (54.2±0.6 y, 63.3% female patients). EGJ morphology was categorized into type 1 (superimposed LES and crural diaphragm), type 2 (
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
Goals and Background: Baseline impedance measured during high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) can distinguish patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from controls, presumably due to differences in esophageal acid exposure. The characteristics of regurgitation and reflux in rumination syndrome and GERD are very different, and thus we investigated whether baseline esophageal impedance would differ in these 2 patient groups compared with controls. Study: We compared 20 patients with rumination syndrome with 20 patients who had GERD and 40 controls. Baseline impedance was measured over 15 seconds durin...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
Background: For eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) recently an association with immunoglobulin (Ig)G4 rather than IgE has been reported. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most important differential diagnosis of EoE. We compared esophageal IgG4 plasma cell infiltration and serum IgG4 levels of EoE patients (before and after budesonide therapy) with GERD patients. Methods: Prospectively collected serum samples of 17 EoE patients before and after 8 weeks of therapy with budesonide (1 mg BID) were analyzed for total and antigen-specific IgG4 and IgE levels. Also, immunohistochemical analysis of total and I...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Materials Research BulletinAuthor(s): Jahaziel Amaya, Luis Bobadilla, Lola Azancot, Miguel Centeno, Sonia Moreno, Rafael MolinaAbstractEnhancement of the main physicochemical properties of a natural bentonite was carried out by means of modifications using surfactant, reflux, microwave treatment and, subsequently, the incorporation of AlZr and AlCe species. The evolution of the main changes in each modification stage was evaluated by means of X-ray diffraction, N2 sortometry, scanning microscopy (SEM), NH3-TPD, NH3-DRIFTS and CO adsorption at low temperature. For th...
Source: Materials Research Bulletin - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an antigen-driven disease associated with a patchy, pan-esophageal infiltration of eosinophils, mast cells, and T cells. Persistent inflammation triggers dysregulated wound healing that progresses to pathologic tissue remodeling with esophageal rigidity and clinical symptoms of dysphagia and food impactions.1 The most common complaints in adults and teenagers is dysphagia while younger children more commonly have symptoms that mimic gastroesophageal reflux disease like vomiting.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
Although dairy is not a recognized cause of acid reflux, some people who consume dairy products may experience acid reflux. Learn why here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news
Condition:   Infectious Gastroenteritis Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Conventional Stool Testing;   Diagnostic Test: BioFire FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel Sponsors:   Giulio DiDiodato;   Biomerieux inc Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news
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