Fundoplication (Acid Reflux Surgery)
Title: Fundoplication (Acid Reflux Surgery)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/29/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Why is acid reflux GERD worse at night time?
Title: Why is acid reflux GERD worse at night time?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/29/2000 3:16:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 13, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DDW: Psych Disorders Make GERD Hard to Dx by Symptoms Alone
Symptoms are unreliable for establishing presence of reflux in patients with minor psychiatric disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

When PPIs Don't Work for Reflux, Surgery Beats Drugs When PPIs Don't Work for Reflux, Surgery Beats Drugs
After rigorous testing excludes other causes of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients refractory to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), fundoplication surgery can be an answer, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

DDW: Psych Disorders Make GERD Hard to Dx by Symptoms Alone
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- For patients with minor psychiatric disorders (MPD), symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are unreliable for establishing the presence of GERD, according to a study presented at the 2018 Digestive Disease Week,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Taking aspirin with acid reducers can slow advance of esophogeal cancer
New study looked at patients with Barrett ’s esophagus, usually caused by stomach acid, which is considered a precancerous conditionTaking aspirin with acid reducers can help patients with chronic acid reflux slow the advance of cancer of the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach, a new study has found.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza in Chicago Tags: Cancer Aspirin Science Health Society Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is a tickle in the chest serious?
A tickle in the chest has many possible causes. Colds and seasonal allergies are often behind this symptom, but it can also result from conditions such as anxiety, acid reflux, and arrhythmia. In this article, learn about the range of causes and how to tell if a tickle in the chest is serious enough to need treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Aspirin and PPI ‘prevents oesophageal cancer in high risk patients’
Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease, according to a UK trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between GERD and fatigue?
Many people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience fatigue because of the ways that the disease's symptoms impact sleep. In this article, we explore the link between fatigue and GERD in depth. Learn how the two issues are related, when to see a doctor, and what strategies and treatments can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Best supplements for heartburn: Add this to your diet to avoid this symptom of indigestion
BEST supplements for heartburn: The condition is a symptom of acid reflux, which is often caused by certain food and drink. While heartburn doesn ’t tend to last a long time, there are things you can do to ease the burning feeling in your chest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Practice-Changing' Reflux Technique in the Spotlight at DDW'Practice-Changing' Reflux Technique in the Spotlight at DDW
About 40% of patients taking proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux have persistent symptoms despite treatment. A new option will be discussed at the upcoming Digestive Disease Week (DDW).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

A Less Invasive Alternative for GERD
Treatment TermsEsophagus disorders Overview When antacids no longer alleviate the burning, belching symptoms of GERD, an acid reflux procedure performed through the mouth can provide much-needed relief. Duke Health ’s Jacob Klapper, MD, and Matthew Hartwig, MD, are among the few esophageal surgeons offering this procedure in North Carolina. “We’re constantly looking for newer, less invasive options to give people freedom from chronic reflux and from taking antacid medications,” Dr. Klapper said. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAcid Reflux Treatment Options CTA Header Learn More Hero Imagegerd_1932x8...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

PavMed subsidiary Lucid Dx inks licensing deal with Case Western Univ.
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics said today it finalized a licensing agreement with Case Western Reserve University to commercialize its EsoCheck non-invasive cell sampling device and DNA biomarker test. The New York-based company said that the EsoCheck device has been shown to effectively and accurately detect Barrett’s Esophagus, which is a precursor to the most common and lethal forms of esophageal cancer caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The EsoCheck test is composed of a pill-sized capsule with a small inflatable balloon attached to a thin catheter. The patient swallows the capsule, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pavmed Source Type: news

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