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Invasive procedures should be reserved for a sub-group of acid reflux patients, study says
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says invasive procedures to treat those who don't respond to medication should be done for select patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Grilling Tips For Avoiding Acid Reflux
How to plan the perfect barbecue for Memorial Day — or any summer Saturday — if you struggle with acid reflux. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GERD and GER (Acid Reflux) in Infants and Children
Title: GERD and GER (Acid Reflux) in Infants and ChildrenCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 27, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Restech acquires Mederi Medical
Medtech developer Respiratory Technology Corp said today it acquired Mederi Therapeutics, and its Stretta catheter and Secca system, for an undisclosed amount. Houston-based Restech said that the addition of the Stretta catheter, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, and the Secca system, designed to treat bowel incontinence, are complimentary to its existing diagnostic devices. Mederi’s Stretta catheter system is designed to apply low-power radio frequency energy to remodel the lower esophageal sphincter to restore natural barrier function and reduce spontaneous regurgitation caused by transient relaxat...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Mergers & Acquisitions Mederi Therapeutics respiratorytechnologycorp Source Type: news

Over-the-counter acid-reflux drugs may cause pneumonia, study finds
Researchers from the University of Exeter found that taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for at least a year is significantly linked to people developing the lung condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leawood attorney looks to give Big Pharma heartburn with lawsuit
Leawood lawyer Kirk Goza filed suit against some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the United States, on behalf of 27 clients who took acid reflux medication that allegedly caused kidney damage. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Leawood attorney looks to give Big Pharma heartburn with lawsuit
Leawood lawyer Kirk Goza filed suit against some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the United States, on behalf of 27 clients who took acid reflux medication that allegedly caused kidney damage. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure
What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian...
Source: MDDI - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest
A bubbling or gurgling feeling in the chest may have many possible causes. Causes could include asthma, atrial fibrillation, bronchitis, a collapsed lung, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or in rarer cases, a lung tumor. Learn more about the possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

OTC meds for acid reflux linked to depression - Proton Pump Inhibitors
(Natural News) One of the quickest ways to initiate depression physiologically is to destroy your intestinal microbiota and block your body’s ability to utilize nutrients. Medications for acid reflux do just that. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are prescribed to reduce stomach acid, but in the process, they damage the colonization of your microbiota, severely altering the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hiatal hernia surgery
Surgery is an effective way to treat a hiatal hernia, with a 90 –95 percent success rate in relieving symptoms such as acid reflux and GERD. Laparoscopic repair is the most common procedure. Recovery takes several weeks but a person can often go home the same day. Learn about recovery times, complications, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Health Tip: Taming GERD
-- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), sometimes called heartburn, occurs when yourstomachcontents back up into youresophagus. The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says without treatment, GERD can lead to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reduction in Supragastric Belching Seen With Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Reduction in Supragastric Belching Seen With Cognitive-behavioral Therapy
Receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is associated with reduced supragastric belching (SGB) and acid gastroesophageal reflux, and improved quality of life (QOL), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I have a bitter taste in my mouth?
A bitter taste can have many causes, including pregnancy, acid reflux, and dry mouth. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and how to get rid of the taste. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Over-the-counter acid reflux drugs could cause depression
Researchers from Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan believe PPIs may alter guts' bacterial make-up. Past studies suggest a link between the microbiome and mental health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Combat Tooth Erosion by Reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
A Recent Study Shows that Nightly Use of Oral Adhering Discs Significantly Improves Symptoms Associated with GERDSeattle, WA (February 21, 2018) –An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in theJournal of Oral& Dental Health, February2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.GERD is estimated to occur in ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Suffering with heartburn? Apple cider vinegar could cure your condition
HEARTBURN and acid reflux symptoms include bloating and vomiting. But, apple cider vinegar could help to relieve the painful conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn (Acid Reflux) Symptoms, Relief Medicine, Cures
Title: Heartburn (Acid Reflux) Symptoms, Relief Medicine, CuresCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/18/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 1, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Exercise can cause acid reflux - avoid this drink to lower risk of heartburn symptoms
EXERCISE, and the resulting weight loss, can be a good way to help prevent gastrointestinal issues. But, for some people, certain forms of exercise can have an unpleasant side effect - heartburn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sports drink consumption and dental erosion among amateur runners.
In conclusion, dental erosion was not associated with use of isotonic drinks. However, frequency of exercise per week and gastroesophageal reflux were risk factors for dental erosion. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) appears to be a better alternative than transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Newer weight-reduction surgery effective, but may worsen acid reflux
(Reuters Health) - The two most popular types of weight-reduction surgery are almost equally effective at shedding pounds, reversing diabetes and possibly improving survival. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EndoStim adds $12m for neurostim GERD device
EndoStim last week reported raising more than $12 million for its neurostimulation device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Dallas-based company hopes to bring in a total of $25 million in the round, which follows a $25 million Series D financing in May 2016. The most recent equity and options funding involved 20 unnamed investors, according to a regulatory filing. The EndoStim device is similar in form and function to a pacemaker, designed to deliver low-level electrical stimulation to the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscle at the junction of the esophagus and stomach. The company touts th...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat EndoStim Source Type: news

Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors
A new study finds a strong association between acid reflux and cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs
GERD FAQs (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heartburn and acid reflux symptoms: How to get RID of both conditions
ACID REFLUX symptoms include heartburn, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a cough that keeps coming back. Here ’s the best way to get rid of the condition after your Christmas dinner. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux: Foods to AVOID this Christmas to prevent heartburn
ACID REFLUX can cause heartburn, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a cough that keeps coming back. It ’s the last thing you want to be worried about over Christmas dinner – here are the main festive foods to avoid stomach acid leaking out and heading up the gullet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers
A US study has found that gastroesophageal reflux disease may increase the risk of cancer of the throat, tonsils and parts of the sinuses in older people.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GERD Associated with Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with significantly increased risk for cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract in older adults, according to a case-control... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers
New research suggests people with chronic acid reflux might have higher odds for even more dangerous foes -- head and neck cancers (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux symptoms: Why your Christmas heartburn could lead to CANCER
ACID REFLUX - or heartburn - may be an unpleasant side effect of Christmas indulgence, but it could also lead to cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux ups risk of throat, tonsils and sinus cancer
Acid reflux was linked to a 2-3% greater chance of developing the potentially deadly diseases, researchers from  Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers
THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 -- Millions of American seniors suffer the discomfort of chronic acid reflux. Now, new research suggests the condition might raise their odds for even more dangerous foes -- head and neck cancers. The research can't prove... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
Acid Reflux (GERD) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

LSUHealthNo contributes to 1st-of-its-kind study of upper aerodigestive cancers
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Using data interpreted by LSU Health New Orleans' Louisiana Tumor Registry, a case-control study found for the first time that older people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for cancers of the upper respiratory and digestive tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acid reflux associated with head and neck cancers in older adults
(JAMA Network) Acid reflux was associated with cancer of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heartburn pills could double chances of stomach cancer
Chronic heartburn, caused by stomach acid splashing up into the gullet, also known as acid reflux, affects around seven million people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Makayla ’s story: Living with Leri-Weill Dyschondrosteosis
Our daughter Makayla was born perfectly healthy on April 5th, 2014, passing all of the usual newborn screenings without issue. From day one, her personality shone through. She was strong-willed and had a smile that would light up her eyes before her mouth even showed a hint of joy. But over the next 3 months, Makayla wasn’t eating well and wasn’t gaining enough weight.  Our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Elizabeth Hait, a gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hait would change Makayla’s formula multiple times and put her on medication for her acid reflux. Her pediatrician also ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kerri Theriault Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Endocrinology Dr. James Kasser Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Otolaryngology Department Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions launches EsophyX Z+ GERD treatment device
EndoGastric Solutions said this week it launched the EsophyX Z+ device designed for use in transoral incisionless fundoplication procedures to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve to treat patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. The device is designed to be used with a partial fundoplication technique that secures tissue with dual deployment of SerosaFuse implantable fasteners, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said. EndoGastric Solutions’ EsophyX Z+ was used in its first TIF 2.0 procedure by Dr. Michael Murray of the Northern Nevada Medical Center and Dr. Kenneth Chang of UC Irvine Health, according t...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

Whatever it takes: Fighting for Michael
Michael stood at the top of the hill, staring down at the glittering white snow. The prospect of skiing to the bottom was scary — on previous trips, he’d refused to try, worried that he would fall. But this time was different. He was ready to take a chance. Attempting to balance without using poles, he pushed himself forward and glided through the powder as his family cheered him on. By the end of the day, the 8-year-old had sailed down the slopes five times, all by himself. The accomplishment was even more meaningful for his parents, Bill and Lisa Smith, who have watched him fight to survive — and thrive...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Tom Jaksic G-J tube Hale Center for Families short bowel syndrome (SBS). volvulus Source Type: news

DOUBLE your risk of stomach cancer with acid reflux drugs, study claims
(Natural News) A new study claims that you could double your risk of developing stomach cancer by mindlessly taking acid reflux drugs. The report stated that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) greatly increase a person’s risk of having gastrointestinal tumors. Some of the known PPIs are Prilosec, Prevacid, and Protonix. The study showed data from 63,397 individually-monitored adults who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions touts more MAC reimbursement wins for Esophyx device
EndoGastric Solutions said today that new Medicare Administrative Contractors Noridian Health Care Solutions and National Government Services have been granted reimbursement access for the transoral incisionless fundoplication procedure using its Esophyx device. The Redmond, Wash.-based company’s TIF procedure is designed to prevent stomach acids refluxing back into the esophagus by reconstructing the gastroesophageal valve. Noridian, which provides coverage for more than 10.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in 13 states, made the reimbursement decision effective October 27, while NGS, which covers approximately 10.1 ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

New Clinical Data and Insurance Coverage Support Mederi's Stretta Therapy for GERD
RCT shows Stretta wins over PPI, and new coverage policy issued by Capital Blue Cross in PA NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 8, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mederi is pleased to announce publication of a new randomized, controlled trial as wel... Devices, Gastroenterology, Reimbursement Mederi Therapeutics, Stretta Therapy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask the pharmacist: Can bicarb of soda help acid reflux?
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Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux: Avoid THESE foods to prevent heartburn and leaky stomach acid
HEARTBURN is a common condition, and is caused by stomach acid leaking out and heading back up the gullet. This condition, otherwise known as acid reflux, is triggered by certain foods, including cheese and oranges. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs could double your risk of stomach cancer
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and University College London found that acid reflux medications, such as Prilosec, could double your risk of developing stomach cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news