Bracelet Cures GERD-- Doctor's In-depth Interview
Tripp Buckley, M.D., General Surgeon and Surgical Director of the Heartburn & Acid Reflux Center at Baylor, Scott and White Health in Round Rock, Texas talks about a new procedure for patients with GERD. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - November 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Find Relief from Gestational GERD Using MedCline™
The results of the most recent MedCline™ clinical trial, “Use of a Sleep Positioning Device Significantly Improves Nocturnal Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in Pregnant Women,” were presented...(PRWeb November 05, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13061982.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acid reflux medications may increase kidney disease risk
Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two new studies. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the top 10 class of prescribed medications in the United States. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common heartburn med could increase risk of kidney disease
Proton pump inhibitors - used to treat acid reflux and heartburn - may damage the kidneys, according to two new studies that will be presented at Kidney Week 2015. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Solution: Magnets to the Rescue
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you know anyone who suffers from acid reflux symptoms, you know all they want is relief. Now it looks like a new surgery can ease the burn...as well as save lives. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

12-Month RESPECT Data Presented At ACG Finds EndoGastric Solution's Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) Procedure Provides Sustained Relief Of Troublesome Regurgitation
EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recently announced updated one-year clinical data from the RESPECT (Randomized EsophyX vs. Sham/Placebo Controlled Trial) study, the first-ever randomized, blinded, sham- and placebo-controlled study of the company’s Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 26, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions Announces New Sham-Controlled European Study Demonstrates Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) Procedure As Effective Alternative For Daily PPI Treatment
EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recently announced findings published online by Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics from a new double-blind, sham-controlled, multi-center European study, which further confirmed the efficacy of the company’s Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure as a viable alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to control chronic symptoms of GERD. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 26, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room
"When did the chest pains begin?" the ER doctor questioned. "Just a couple of hours ago. I feel like I can't breathe and I haven't done anything. I'm light-headed. I was just sitting in the car," I said. My responses triggered a flurry of activity and medical equipment began to record information from all the wires now attached to me. After studying the tests, the doctor said, "You did the right thing. If you ever have these kinds of symptoms again, you should not hesitate to come to the emergency room. But today, this is not a heart attack, you're experiencing an anxiety attack with acid reflux....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C2 Therapeutics Coldplay cryoballoon wins CE Mark
C2 Therapeutics said today its Coldplay cryoballoon focal ablation system won CE Mark approval in the European Union. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s device is designed to treat precursors to esophageal cancer known as Barrett’s Esophagus. The Coldplay device uses extreme cold to destroy targeted diseased tissue while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. “C2’s Coldplay CryoBalloon technology blends the precision and controlled depth of radiofrequency ablation with the inherent benefits of cryotherapy, which until recently was lacking in control and visibility during therapy delivery. Coldpl...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance c2 Therapeutics Source Type: news

EndoStim receives CE Mark for full body MRI use with EndoStim II LES Stimulation System
NIJMEGEN, Netherlands, Oct. 20, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EndoStim, a medical device company that has developed neurostimulation therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), announced CE Mark approval for a significant expan... Devices, Gastroenterology, RegulatoryEndoStim, gastroesophageal reflux disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope
Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain. Pischea was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a chronic autoimmune condition that can cause extreme abdominal discomfort, weight loss, fatigue and fevers. For the next decade of his life, the formerly healthy husband and father lived in a constant cycle of flare-ups, surgery and recovery. After his fifth surgery, Pischea was bedridden for six weeks. At that point, he was told his only remaining options were a sixth surgery or the removal o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

I Can't Accept the 300-Pound Body I Once Lived In
This article originally appeared on Inspire Transformation Photo Credit: Naomi Teeter ALSO ON HUFFPOST: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer: Killing a Silent Killer
MIAMI. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- This year alone, 17,000 Americans will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 16,000 of them will die from it. People who have Barrett’s esophagus, a condition where normal tissue in the esophagus changes due to acid reflux, are at the highest risk of getting the disease. Now, there is more information on treatment options for those with this difficult disease. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches Captivator EMR device
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it launched the Captivator endoscopic mucosal resection device designed as a minimally-invasive alternative to esophagectomy procedures. The Captivator allows for staging and removal of precancerous tissue and early esophageal cancer in the upper gastrointestinal tract, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The device gives operating physicians a 360 degree view of the esophagus and can be used with accessory devices that can be used to “manage potential complications quickly,” the company said. “The Captivator EMR Device provides improved e...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical Boston Scientific Source Type: news

LINX bracelet to treat acid reflux 'represents next gen heartburn treatment'
Experts at the University of Minnesota claim the LINX device, which is made of magnetic beads, 'provides significant and durable improvement in heartburn, regurgitation and quality of life', up to five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Should All Care About The Amazon's Disappearing Tribes
Before Mark Plotkin became a successful Amazonian ethnobotanist and rainforest conservationist, he was a 19-year-old college dropout working the night shift at the Harvard Zoology Museum.  Having developed an insatiable curiosity about the world's flora and fauna as a child, he decided to take a night course at the university led by a famed ethnobotanist. After attending that first lecture in 1974, Plotkin knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life exploring the rainforest. Within months, he was invited to join an expedition to the Amazonian region of French Guiana as a research assistant.   Sinc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's launches Nexium generic in US market
Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) has launched the generic version of Astrazeneca's Nexium, used to treat acid reflux, in the US market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eat These 5 Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mistaken Diagnoses Are Much More Common Than You'd Think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care. Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is crucial, but Tuesday's Institute of Medicine report found diagnostic errors get too little attention. The biggest needed change: "Patients are central to a solution," said Dr. John Ball of the American College of Physicians, who chaired the IOM committee. That means better teamwork between health providers - do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Marissa’s story: “Esophageal atresia is never going to define me”
Marissa Waite lives in the smallest town in Massachusetts, but she has a big story to tell. When her mother Vicky was pregnant with Marissa 13 years ago, an ultrasound detected esophageal atresia (EA), a condition where the esophagus isn’t connected to the stomach. Vicky was admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the remainder of her pregnancy. “I’m a take-charge kind of person. When I was pregnant, I thought, ‘I’ll make all the decisions for my baby.’ But when complications arose, I realized I couldn’t make these kinds of decisions alone,” she says. At that point...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories esophageal atresia GERD Steven Fishman VSD Wayne Tworetzky Source Type: news

Most With Cough, Throat Clearing Don't Have GERDMost With Cough, Throat Clearing Don't Have GERD
Patients with cough or throat clearing are not likely to have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to new findings. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 11, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Women impregnated by IVF at increased risk for reflux disease
Stephen FellerIZMIR, Turkey, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Women who had children through in vitro fertilization may be more prone to long-term symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women having a baby by IVF are at increased risk of reflux disease after birth
Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is a common condition in which acid from the stomach travels up into the esophagus and causes heartburn, regurgitation and pain when swallowing. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Women having a baby by IVF are at increased risk of reflux disease after birth
(SAGE Publications) Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study published in the UEG Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Reflux Esophagitis: Does the Choice of PPI Matter?Reflux Esophagitis: Does the Choice of PPI Matter?
This analysis compared the long-term outcomes of commonly used proton-pump inhibitors used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Is one significantly more effective than the others? International Journal of Clinical Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

From acid reflux to tooth damage, why fizzy water could be harming your health
Sparkling water can damage your health in surprising ways. It's so popular that we drank 300 million litres in the UK last year. Experts say the bubbly beverage can destroy your teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Torax touts Linx GERD study
This study validates the Linx results shown in other studies and substantiates that Linx is as effective as LNF in controlling reflux. It further supports the use of Linx as a 1st line therapy in patients who are failing drugs to control their reflux,” chief of upper GI and general surgery at USC’s Keck School of Medicine Dr. John Lipham said in a press release. The study results were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Last month, Torax won FDA approval for the next generation of its Linx reflux management system with MRI compatibility. The new system is compatible with MRI systems be...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Surgical Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Medigus raises $3m, partners with NASA
Medigus (TLV:MDGS) raised $3m in a closed equity financing round, according to an SEC filing from the endosurgical and imaging device company. The company also partnered with NASA, providing micro ScoutCams for its Robotic Refueling Mission. The Omer, Israel-based company develops minimally invasive endoscopic devices and procedures, including its Muse system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. The funds from the financing round came from 3 unnamed investors, according to the SEC filing. Medigus has not yet stated what it plans to use the proceeds for. In June, Medigus won a contract to supply NASA with its ...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Medigus Ltd. NASA Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 17th July 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - the wee miracle, acid reflux, back pain, cramp and a low starch diet (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: back pain arthritis Dr James online health clinic aspirin acid reflux low starch diet James Le Fanu cramp Source Type: news

Meet Ryan: The boy who grew his own esophagus
Dr. Rusty Jennings, Ryan Page, Dr. John Foker Eleven-year-old Ryan Page is a budding trombone player whose favorite foods include candy, popcorn and hot dogs. “Ryan loves any choking hazard,” jokes his mother Tracy. When Ryan was born, few would have predicted he would be able tolerate these foods or master the trombone. “His doctors told us he had the longest gap they had ever seen in a baby with esophageal atresia,” recalls Tracy. Ryan was born with a nearly 4-inch gap between the top and bottom parts of his esophagus. “This is a kid whose predestination based on standard therapy was chronic...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 17, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Advanced Fetal Care Center Dr. John Foker Dr. Rusty Jennings esophageal atresia Esophageal Atresia Treatment Center G-tube Source Type: news

Don't Eat Pizza Before Bed, and Other Advice for Acid-Free Slumber
It’s 9:30 on a typical weekday night. Maybe you’ve just rolled in from work, or maybe a workout (damn you). Maybe you’re already sprawled out on the couch, remote in-hand, Netflix streaming. Suddenly it hits you — you haven’t eaten since lunch, and you’re starving. You reach into the freezer, grab a frozen pizza or a leftover slice and chow down. Bad idea. You've just created the perfect environment for disrupted sleep, owing to our stomach's skilled ability to pump out acid at the first sign of food. Fact is, whether we’re home or out to dinner, plenty of us end up eating lat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: People complaining of a bad back are often dismissed as malingerers
The cause of back pain can be a difficult and long process to diagnose and with tests and x-rays showing nothing amiss, the sufferer is often treated as neurotic and workshy - but there can be something seriously wrong (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dr Jaspern Lagergren keyhole surgery back pain benign nocturnal polyuria Nissen Fundoplication aspirin acid reflux ankylosing spondylitis Doctor's Diary James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: The best option may be to 'wait and see'
The number of children with allergies has increased massively over the last 30 years but whether this is a due to more testing or better diagnosis in some cases they may have got better in time without treatment (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: acid reflux in babies Royal Society obstructive sleep apnoea Doctor's diary children and allergies Harold Hopkins James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Torax Medical wins FDA nod for MRI compatible Linx
Torax Medical said today that it won FDA approval for the next generation of its Linx reflux management system with MRI compatibility. The Linx system is an implant composed of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that augments the esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said. The new system is compatible with MRI systems because it contains a different grade of magnets that have a higher resistance to being demagnetized when subjected to external magnetic fields, the company said. The system will be ...
Source: Mass Device - June 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 19th June 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - Marmite induced headache, lower back pain, acid reflux in babies and paracetamol use (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: paracetamol headaches Dr James online health clinic acid reflux James Le Fanu Marmite Source Type: news

Why Your Body May Be Refusing To Drop Weight No Matter What You Do
If you've been putting in the hard work that's necessary to lose weight, but your attempts have just felt like an endless series of banging your head against the same wall, hear me now. You're not crazy. Weight loss resistance is a description for an entire category of people who, due to certain physiological imbalances, are unable to lose fat through traditional methods of healthy diet and regular exercise. The causes range from thyroid malfunction to hormone imbalance, sleep deprivation to food intolerances or digestive imbalance, and more. Because there are many potential sources of the problem, there isn't a one-size...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Study Finds Link Between Acid Reflux Meds and Heart Attack Risk
A new data study suggests that common antacid drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can increase an adult patient's risk of heart attack. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common Acid Reflux Drugs Associated With Increased Risk for Heart Attacks
Based on results of a new study from researchers at Houston Methodist and Stanford University, adults who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and other gastrointestinal ailments are between 16% and 21% more likely to experience a heart attack than those who do not use the widely available acid blocker. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Some heartburn drugs may increase heart attack risk
Certain acid reflux medications may carry more risk than others, a new study finds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common heartburn drugs could raise risk of heart attacks
Millions of people take drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn and acid reflux. Popular brands include Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium. But now a new study raises concern that they may increase the risk of heart attacks. Brian Webb reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking Certain Heartburn Meds Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Attack
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who take certain popular heartburn medications, like omeprazole (Prilosec), are at increased risk of heart attack, according to a data mining study by U.S. researchers. The drugs, called proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), lower acidity in the stomach and prevent the burning sensation in the esophagus that indicates acid reflux. There have been questions about the safety of these drugs for people who have had a coronary event like a heart attack, said lead author Nigam H. Shah of Stanford University in California, but most research has focused on the interaction be...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

MedCline™ Further Proven to Reduce Nocturnal Acid Reflux and Provide...
MedCline™ clinical trial results, “Use of a Sleep Positioning Device Significantly Improves Nocturnal Gastroesophageal Reflux,” presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2015 by Cleveland Clinic.(PRWeb June 08, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12772692.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genomic testing can help identify patients at heightened risk for esophageal cancer
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Barrett's esophagus (BE) develops in a subset of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and can increase the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. Although periodic surveillance for cancer is recommended for BE patients, these examinations may fail to identify pre-cancerous dysplasia and early cancers. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a test using next-generation sequencing to detect genomic mutations in precancerous esophageal tissue, which may improve cancer surveillance and early detection in patients with BE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Acid reflux often associated with hiatal hernia
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six years ago I was diagnosed with acid reflux and a hiatal hernia. I have had an endoscopy as well as other tests, but doctors say there is nothing I can do other than take medication. (I am currently on doxepin.) But I am still having sharp pains that wake me up around [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What is the Epidemiology of SMA Syndrome?
Discussion Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is caused by the compression of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) against the 3rd part of the duodenum creating a proximal intestinal obstruction. It is relatively rare and can be hard to distinguish from other causes of intestinal obstruction. Normally the SMA arises from the anterior aorta around the L1 vertebra. It extends anteriorly and caudally into the mesentery of the small bowel. The angle between the SMA and aorta is called the aortomesenteric angle and is usually 38-65°. The distance between the SMA and aorta is usually 10-20 mm. Within the aortomesent...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
Title: Heartburn (Acid Reflux)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/18/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 8, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news