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GERD Recurrence Fairly Common Following Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is relatively common among patients who have laparoscopic antireflux surgery, potentially diminishing some of the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do You Listen to Heart Sounds? This May be Another Reason Why You Should.
I’m not sure about you, but when I went to school to become a paramedic (and a nurse for that matter), one thing I never really understood was heart sounds, or heart tones, depending on who taught you. My attempt at learning resorted to scouring textbooks, journals, online editorials, watching clips on YouTube and listening… lots of listening to sound bites from CDs. You know the ones, they come free when you buy a new stethoscope. Instead of turning to digital media, I should’ve been listening to the hearts of my patients. Hindsight is 20/20, especially in this case. All my self-guided education yielded...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bruce Hoffman, MSN,BSN-RN, NR-P, CFRN Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

High Rate of GERD Recurrence After Antireflux Surgery High Rate of GERD Recurrence After Antireflux Surgery
Nearly 18% of patients who undergo primary laparoscopic antireflux surgery will experience recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease requiring long-term medication or a secondary surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?
Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could be as good as pills at controlling THIS common problem
A MEDITERRANEAN diet could be just as effective at controlling acid reflux - or heartburn - as medicine prescribed by GPs, experts have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet may be as effective as medication against acid reflux
A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Title: Acid Reflux? Try Going VegetarianCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 8, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Study hints that change in eating habits may be as effective as medications Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: GERD, Vegetarian Diet (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet is the best cure for acid reflux
Patients who ate fish, vegetables and whole grains reported a greater reduction in symptoms than those on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the study by New York Medical College found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Reflux With Diet
A plant-based diet is just as effective as proton pump inhibitors in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux, a study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Throat Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. The study looked at close to 200 patients at one medical center who had been diagnosed with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lannett receives FDA OK for generic Nexium product
Lannett Co. Inc. received Food and Drug Administration approval Tuesday to market a generic version of delayed-release Nexium in 20- and 40-milligram dosages. Nexium, a prescription drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid, was developed by AstraZeneca, a London-based pharmaceutical company that has its U.S. headquarters In Wilmington. Nexium, which contains the active ingredient esomeprazo le magnesium, is a second generation version… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Is eating chocolate making my acid reflux worse?
The Daily Mail's resident GP addresses your latest health concerns, from the flip-side of sweet treats to osteoporosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma and acid reflux: Are they linked?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to STOP heartburn from ruining your summer
An estimated seven million Britons suffer from acid reflux — where acid or other substances leak from the stomach into the gullet, or oesophagus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foods That Can Help with Acid Reflux Symptoms - AARP
2 hours ago ... Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? Then you might have acid reflux. Try foods like bananas, oatmeal and yogurt to help manage the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ironwood reflux drug appears effective, safe in midstage trial
(Reuters) - Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its potential blockbuster drug for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) not controlled by current medicines significantly reduced heartburn severity and regurgitation frequency, meeting the main goals of a midstage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heartburn vs. Acid Reflux (Differences and Similarities)
Title: Heartburn vs. Acid Reflux (Differences and Similarities)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Heartburn warning: Tight clothes around THIS area of body could trigger symptoms
HEARTBURN - also known as acid reflux - is a common causes of indigestion that affects one in six adults in the UK. It can be caused by wearing clothes too tight around the stomach. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to premature death
Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abi...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common heartburn drugs tied to higher risk of death
A large study finds that PPIs - used by millions for heartburn and ulcers - are linked to higher risk of death and that the risk rises the longer the use. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Indigestion pills 'may increase risk of an early death'
More than five million bottles and packets of proton pump inhibitors are prescribed each year in England to treat gastroesophageal reflux, a severe form of heartburn (file pic). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Popular heartburn meds don't raise Alzheimer's risk
Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 -- Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests. The study focused on widely used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) drugs --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 23, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Guardant suing Foundation Medicine to Interson receiving 510(k) clearance for ultrasound probes, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Guardant levels false advertising suit against Foundation Medicine Guardant Health announced in a June 22 press release that it has filed a lawsuit against Foundation Medicine for false advertising and unfair competition. Guardant Health is claiming that Foundation Medicine’s advertising causes harm to Guardant Health and its patients because it misleads oncologists about the sensitivity and accuracy of...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound EndoStim Foundation Medicine Inc. Guardant Health Interson Lee's Pharmaceutical Meditech Med Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms - THIS could be causing your constant acid reflux
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it safe to give my baby probiotics for colic?
Having a colicky, inconsolable baby can be one of the toughest parts of parenthood. Seeing your newborn cry and scream — without the slightest clue as to how you can help — is enough to make most moms and dads want to curl up and cry right along with the child. Making things worse, science isn’t really sure what causes colic, making a quick and simple treatment hard to find in many cases. “Fussy or colicky babies can be a source of stress for parents, caregivers and doctors,” says Dr. Sonia Ballal, a gastroenterologist atBoston Children’s Hospital. “Right now, we do not completely ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: Parenting colic gastroenterology Gastroesophageal reflux disease probiotics Source Type: news

Case Western Reserve University receives $6 million to study Barrett's Esophagus
(Case Western Reserve University) The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a $6 million grant to the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to continue research on Barrett's Esophagus, a potentially fatal condition caused by long-term acid reflux. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms? GP explains why your reflux could get worse during UK heatwave
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. However, now a GP has warned the symptoms could get worse over the heatwave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Torax Medical touts preliminary results from Linx GERD study
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon‘s Torax Medical business today released results from the Caliber trial of its Linx system for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease, touting quality of life improvements and reduction in reflux levels. 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 company said. Data from the trial was presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2017 meeting in Chicago. The randomized, controlled, 150-patie...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Babies who take anti-reflux medication are more likely to suffer bone fractures later in life
(Natural News) Babies who’ve been prescribed anti-reflux antacids are more likely to suffer bone fractures in later childhood. To be more exact, infants under one year old increased their risk of bone fractures by almost a third when they were given treatments to manage acid reflux. These were the findings presented by researchers at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnets Attractive in GERD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Early results suggest device can normalize reflux (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 11, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Baltimore group pushes FDA to issue cancer warning labels on acid reflux drugs
(Natural News) Acid reflux affects most people at one time or another. Rethink Health reports that 60 million adults in the U.S. experience it at least once a month, while 25 million suffer with it on a daily basis. A study published in the journal Gastroenterology back in 2009, found that acid reflux is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

25 Tweets Show How Much Trumpcare Could Punish Women
On Thursday afternoon, the American Health Care Act passed in the House by a slim margin ― and the effect it will have on women specifically could be devastating.  Simply put, the bill would allow states to discriminate against women. Before Obamacare, insurers could consider the following pre-existing conditions: being pregnant, having had postpartum depression, being a survivor of sexual assault, having had a C-section or being a survivor of domestic violence. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions, meaning if you’re deeme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What Your Teeth Can Reveal About Your Overall Health
The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity.  Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into other medical issues you may need to address. By examining your mouth, your dentist can identify eating disorders, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and more. Below are some of the things dentists can see about yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sandhill Scientific, Medovations merge to form Diversatek Healthcare
Gastroentological device developers Sandhill Scientific and Medovations announced today they will merge and take on their holding company’s name, operating as Diversatek Healthcare. The merger will combine Medovation’s portfolio of endoscopy products and Sandhill Scientific’s diagnostic solutions focused on esophageal motility disorders, anorectal motility disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease, the companies said. “Personalized service, best-in-class clinical education, and an untiring dedication to science will continue to differentiate Diversatek Healthcare. We have large company reso...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Diversatek Healthcare Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon wins FDA nod for Echelon circular stapler
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Echelon circular powered stapler. The company touted new features of the recently cleared stapler, saying it was designed to reduce anastomotic complications during colorectal, gastric and thoracic cancer surgeries. “Ethicon is committed to reducing complications, which have a significant impact on healthcare costs and patient outcomes. The Echelon Circular Powered Stapler addresses these challenges by combining powered firing with 2 staple forming innovations that reduce leaks without compromising perfusion,&rdquo...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms: Acid reflux sufferers should AVOID this food over Easter
HEARTBURN can have a number of triggers, including overeating, certain foods and drinks and even exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to superbug infections
Doctors offer advice to patients already taking medicines for acid reflux and other common digestive woes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medigus prices $7.5m round
Medigus (TLV:MDGS) today priced an upcoming offering, looking to raise approximately $7.5 million. The Israeli company plans to float approximately 979,714 Class A units in the offering at $3.50 per unit, and 1.2 million Class B units at $3.50 per unit. Each Class A unit in the round consists of 1 American Depositary Share and 1 Series A warrant to purchase an additional share, while each Class B unit includes 1 pre-funded ADS purchase warrant and 1 Series A warrant to purchase an additional share. The warrants are exercisable immediatley or at 6 months following the issuance date with a term of 5 years. H.C. Wai...
Source: Mass Device - March 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Medigus Ltd. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 23, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. InVivo wins Health Canada nod for cervical neuro-spinal scaffold trial InVivo Therapeutics said today it won Health Canada approval to initiate a clinical study of its neuro-spinal scaffold in patients with acute, complete AIS ...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Ethicon closes Torax Medical buy
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it closed its acquisition of Torax Medical, and its Linx acid reflux treatment portfolio, for an undisclosed amount. The Linx system from Shoreview, Minn.-based Torax 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. Torax is also developing a similar device, Fenix, designed to treat fecal incontinence. “Torax and Ethicon share a vision for the transformational role that our products can have...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Keck School of Medicine of USC receives grant for esophageal cancer research
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has been awarded a grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation and Price Family Foundation to support research aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of how gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Heartburn Diet and Nutrition Obesity Fiber (Dietary) Source Type: news

Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms
Sir Patrick Stewart has opened up about his struggle with arthritis and how he turns to marijuana on a daily basis to combat its symptoms, according to a report from The Telegraph. The 76-year-old “X-Men” actor shined a light on his green regimen this week while endorsing the U.K.’s first program aimed at exploring the benefits of cannabis-based medicines. In a statement, the English actor called the cannabinoid biomedicine program out of Oxford University “an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance.” ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms
Sir Patrick Stewart has opened up about his struggle with arthritis and how he turns to marijuana on a daily basis to combat its symptoms, according to a report from The Telegraph. The 76-year-old “X-Men” actor shined a light on his green regimen this week while endorsing the U.K.’s first program aimed at exploring the benefits of cannabis-based medicines. In a statement, the English actor called the cannabinoid biomedicine program out of Oxford University “an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance.” ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treating GERD May Reduce Nasal Symptoms Treating GERD May Reduce Nasal Symptoms
In patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and symptoms of sinonasal disease, treatment with a proton pump inhibitor may reduce LPR and nasal symptoms, a new study suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Researchers solve the mystery of the acid pump
Researchers have succeeded in identifying the mechanisms involved in what is known as the acid pump, which at the cellular level pumps acid into the stomach -- in some cases leading to gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers from Aarhus solve the mystery of the acid pump
(Aarhus University) Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have succeeded in identifying the mechanisms involved in what is known as the acid pump, which at the cellular level pumps acid into the stomach -- in some cases leading to gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The research results emanate from Jens Chr. Skou's sodium-potassium pump, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize twenty years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news