Medical News Today: What causes acid reflux and shortness of breath?

Discover the association between acid reflux and shortness of breath. We also outline the symptoms of acid reflux, and the treatment options available.
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Source: L.A. Times - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is considered physiologic and is a normal process; whereas, when aerodigestive consequences are associated, it is often interpreted as GER disease (GERD). However, the distinction between them remains a challenge in infants in the NICU. Reflux-type of symptoms are heterogeneous, and often managed with changes in diet, feeding methods, and acid-suppressive therapy; all these empiric therapies lack objectivity; hence, practice variation is universal. We clarify the current controversies, explain the potential role of GERD in causing symptoms and complications, and highlight current advances. The...
Source: Clinics in Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe prevalence of children with neurological impairment (NI) presenting feeding difficulties and gastrointestinal symptoms is rising. The most recent guidelines recommend early nutritional assessment and intervention in order to prevent undernutrition and growth failure, along with the proper diagnosis and treatment of some frequent gastrointestinal symptoms, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and constipation, which can further worsen the feeding process and nutritional status. Nonetheless, the nutritional issues and growth deficits of children with NI are often considered to be of low priority or unde...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Conclusions: The success of robotic fundoplication depends on adhering to a few important technical principles. In our experience, the robotic surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease with large paraesophageal hernias may afford the surgeon increased dexterity and is feasible with comparable outcomes compared with traditional laparoscopic approaches. PMID: 32206010 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
Journal of Laparoendoscopic&Advanced Surgical Techniques, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Laparoendoscopic - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsForegut pathology is common in bariatric patients with subjective symptoms of GERD. Implementing a comprehensive protocol to objectively assess these patients leads to a significant clinical impact on which procedure these patients ultimately undergo.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionThe purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of using a functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP ™) intra-operatively during hiatal hernia repair and fundoplication. Additionally, we hypothesize that these measurements correlate with long-term outcomes.MethodsA prospectively maintained quality database was queried. Between 2013 and 2018, 175 patients underwent laparoscopic fundoplication, the majority of which also had a hiatal hernia repair. The EndoFLIP ™ was used to measure minimum diameter (Dmin), balloon pressure, and distensibility index (DI) at different timepoints throughout ...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAnxiety and depression have been associated with an increased perception of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, but there is a paucity of data regarding the outcomes of laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) in this patient population.MethodsWe performed a retrospective cohort study including all patients undergoing LNF between 2011 and 2017. Patients were stratified by baseline usage of serotonin-modulating medication or benzodiazepines as a proxy for depression and anxiety, respectively. Outcome measures included postoperative gastroesophageal health-related quality of life (GERD-HRQL) scores and overal...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study included patients who underwent primary laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The primary outcome of interest was incisional SSI occurring within 30  days. Surgeries performed in 2015 were used in a derivation cohort and the predictive tool was validated against the 2016 cohort. A forward selection algorithm was used to build a logistic regression model predicting probability of SSI.ResultsA total of 274,187 patients were included with 71.7% being LSG and 28.3% LRYGB. 0.7% of patients had a SSI in which 71.0% had an incisional SSI, and 29.9% had an organ/spa...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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