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Reoperation May Be Effective for Some Patients With Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Reoperation May Be Effective for Some Patients With Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
As many as 25% of patients with persistent or recurrent Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) can be cured with repeat surgery, a prospective database study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How Common Are Gastric Ulcers?
Discussion The exact cause of gastric and upper intestinal inflammation and ulceration are not entirely understood. Imbalances between irritative factors and mucosal defenses underlie it. Gastric acid production is at adult levels by 3-4 years. Actual ulceration is associated with a lower acid secretion for gastric ulcerations but are increased in duodenal ulcerations in both adults and children. In adults changes to the mucus layer of the stomach and duodenum and bicarbonate secretion play a part in upper GI inflammation and ulcerations. Genetic studies have been linked to differences in both acid production, and mucosal ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are H2 Blockers?
H2 blockers, which are also called H2-receptor antagonists, are medicines used to reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. The H2-blockers block histamine's ability to bind to one kind of histamine receptor on cells: the histamine-2 receptor. Learn what H2 blockers are and what they do. Types of H2 blockers: Axid Pepcid Tagamet Zantac Related Resources: What is Heartburn? What is GERD What is Erosive Esophagitis What is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome What are Peptic Ulcers What Are H2 Blockers? originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 22:00:47.Permalink | Comment...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Proton Pump Inhibitors?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications that have been used to decrease the amount of acid in the stomach and intestines. Doctors prescribe PPIs to treat people with GERD, ulcers in the stomach or intestine, or other digestive disorders where the production of stomach acid needs to be controlled. Read more about what proton pump inhibitors are and what they do. Types of PPIs: Aciphex Dexilant Nexium Prevacid Prilosec Protonix Related Resources: GERD Erosive Esophagitis Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Peptic Ulcers What Are Proton Pump Inhibitors? originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GE...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news