MedAutonomic Has Successful Implant of Phoenix
MedAutonomic has made significant progress with its brain neuromodulation technology. The Silicon Valley and Venice, Italy-based company said it had successfully implanted the Phoenix device into the stomach wall of a human through a digestive endoscopic procedure. The device sends signals to the brain (the limbic system)to reset an imbalance in the Autonomic Nervous System with the aim to treat functional diseases such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The company said Phoenix is able to harvest energy from the body, so it can remain in the stomach wall without the need of a bat...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

MedAutonomic implants device to treat metabolic syndrome
  (Image courtesy of MedAutonomic) MedAutonomic said today it has successfully implanted a brain neuromodulation device, the Phoenix, into the stomach wall of a human through an innovative digestive endoscopic procedure. Powered without a battery, the Phoenix sends signals to the limbic system to reset an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system to treat metabolic syndrome and functional diseases such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a company statement. The company developed a piezoelectric energy harvesting system (PEHS) to power the Phoenix.  The PEHS is...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Biotech Blog Diabetes Implants Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Research & Development medautonomic Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between acid reflux and palpitations?
Acid reflux and GERD are unlikely to cause heart palpitations directly. However, the same factors, such as eating certain foods, can trigger both acid reflux and palpitations. Acid reflux could also cause anxiety, which can lead to palpitations. Learn more about the link here, as well as how to treat palpitations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can lemon water help with acid reflux?
Many people believe that drinking lemon can reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. However, there is little research to support this claim. Some people find it helps, while in others, lemon water may make acid reflux worse. We look at the possible benefits of lemon water and other natural remedies for acid reflux. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Anti-Reflux Surgery Slows Idiopathic Lung Fibrosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer hospitalizations and deaths in patients with GERD (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between heartburn and acid reflux?
This article examines the relationship between these three terms. It also describes treatments, associated symptoms, methods of prevention, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?
Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person ’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include potential interactions with medications and acid reflux. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of cranberry juice here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions adds $31m
EndoGastric Solutions, which last week reported raising more than $25 million, said today that the total raise was $30.5 million. Redmond, Wash.-based EndoGastric Solutions said the round was led by existing backers Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Canepa Healthcare, Chicago Growth Partners, CRG, Radius Ventures, Sightline Partners and “several new healthcare investors excited about EGS’ commercial advances.” In a regulatory filing last week the company said it raised $25.4 million from 28 investors as part of a $35.5 million offering. Today EGS said it plans to use the i...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions raises $25m
EndoGastric Solutions has raised $25.4 million in equity from 28 investors as part of a $35.5 million offering, according to a document filed with the SEC this week. The Washington-based company has not yet publicly stated what it plans to do with its newly-acquired funds. EndoGastric Solutions sells a device designed to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve and restore the valve’s function as a reflux barrier for people with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. The system, called EsophyX, is deployed transorally, resulting in an incision-less fundoplication. EndoGastric Solutions’ first version o...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

New Partnership Expands Medigus ’ Presence to Orthopedics
Medigus is entering bold new territory thanks in part to a manufacturing and development agreement with A.M. Surgical, an orthopedics company. Omer, Israel -based Medigus has primarily been known for its MUSE technology that performs the Transoral Fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). MUSE includes the ScoutCam miniature camera technology, which is at the center of this partnership. “The [ScoutCam] technology can be optimized and used in other ways in addition to being inside MUSE,” Chris Rowland, CEO of Medigus, told MD+DI. “The orthopedic market is interesting becau...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do newborn babies grunt?
Newborn babies usually grunt when learning how to pass stool. However, the grunting can sometimes be a sign of an underlying health issue, such as trapped mucus, gastroesophageal reflux, or irregular breathing. Here, we explore causes of newborn grunting, related symptoms, home remedies, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Pharmacologic Tx Should Be Used Sparingly for Reflux in Preemies
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Conservative measures to control reflux have limited effect on signs of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants, and pharmacologic treatments should be used sparingly, according to a clinical report published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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