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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. GER is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation, because digestive juices—called acids—rise up with the food. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach.
Erosive GERD treatments: an interview with Professor Joaquim Moraes-Filho, University of São Paulo Medical School

Erosive GERD treatments: an interview with Professor Joaquim Moraes-Filho, University of São Paulo Medical School

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. [More]
Reflux disease diagnosis: an interview with Professor Peter Dettmar, Managing Director of RD Biomed Limited

Reflux disease diagnosis: an interview with Professor Peter Dettmar, Managing Director of RD Biomed Limited

Generally speaking, reflux has been a major chronic issue for probably the last 40 or 50 years. When you look at the global population, depending on which country we're talking about, around 20% to 40% of individuals have reflux disease within their populations. [More]

Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of its branded Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole Strontium contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the branded proton-pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and is a new option for adult patients for the short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. [More]
Insomnia linked to increased GERD risk

Insomnia linked to increased GERD risk

Insomnia is associated with an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease, findings from a cross-sectional study show. [More]
Reflux surgery challenged for smallest children

Reflux surgery challenged for smallest children

US physicians have raised concerns over the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in small children, especially among infants for whom regurgitation is normal and likely to resolve with conservative treatment [More]

First generic versions of Aciphex delayed-release tablets get FDA approval for GERD treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium) delayed-release tablets, used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and adolescents (ages 12 and up). [More]

EGS announced that enrollment for RESPECT study has surpassed company's original target

EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), the leader in endoluminal reconstructive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), announced today that enrollment for the RESPECT study (Randomized EsophyX vs. Sham/Placebo Controlled Trial) is complete and has surpassed the company's original target of 120 patients. [More]
Blocking pathway might prevent esophageal cancer in patients with existing Barrett's esophagus

Blocking pathway might prevent esophageal cancer in patients with existing Barrett's esophagus

Got heartburn? More than 60 million adults in the U.S. have acid reflux, or heartburn, and approximately 10 percent are at risk for developing esophageal cancer, due in part to complications from Barrett's esophagus. [More]

NW ENT adopts Restech Dx-pH Measurement System to detect acid reflux in upper airway

The Restech Corporation announced that Northwest ENT & Allergy Center, Atlanta, GA, has adopted the Restech Dx-pH Measurement System to detect acid reflux in the airway. [More]
GERD prevalence raised even in mild–moderate COPD, bronchiectasis

GERD prevalence raised even in mild–moderate COPD, bronchiectasis

Researchers from Australia have found that the rate of gastroesophageal reflux disease is twice as high in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or bronchiectasis as in people without lung disease. [More]
Insomnia linked to GERD in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Insomnia linked to GERD in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Insomnia appears to be relatively common in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and may occur, at least in part, as a result of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms, report researchers. [More]

JACS reports study on LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

An estimated 1 in 5 U.S. adults suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic, often progressive disease that can cause debilitating symptoms and in certain cases lead to esophageal cancer. [More]
Endoscopic imaging: an interview with Len Farris, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, PENTAX Medical

Endoscopic imaging: an interview with Len Farris, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, PENTAX Medical

The impact of endoscopic imaging on patient care has been enormous since the first fiber optic systems were introduced more than 50 years ago. Today, high resolution and high definition systems are used to provide clinicians and patients unprecedented images from inside the body. [More]
Research suggests new models for study of Barrett's esophagus

Research suggests new models for study of Barrett's esophagus

Research focused on the regulation of the adult stem cells that line the gastrointestinal tract of Drosophila suggests new models for the study of Barrett's esophagus. [More]
Esophageal cancer: A serious threat to African-American men

Esophageal cancer: A serious threat to African-American men

The nation's attention and research money has been focused on esophageal adenocarcinoma - the type of esophageal cancer that has become more common over the last few decades and is associated with obesity and acid reflux. [More]

Heartburn complaints in children may be due to spicy food

Did you know the number one reason children complain about chest pain is because they actually have heartburn? A lot of people believe that adults are the only ones who get it, but I have been seeing more and more children complain about heartburn, and there are some common reasons why. [More]
Research finds number of links between dental health and overall health

Research finds number of links between dental health and overall health

If the eyes are the windows to your soul, then your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Research has found a surprising number of links between the state of your dental health and your overall health. [More]

More objective testing may reduce cost and risk of managing GERD, study suggests

There are significant cost and risk factors associated with two procedures commonly used to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week. [More]
LINX device may help relieve chronic heartburn symptoms

LINX device may help relieve chronic heartburn symptoms

Clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week offer additional evidence that a new device may help relieve chronic heartburn symptoms that standard treatment cannot. The Keck Medical Center of USC was one of 14 U.S. and European medical centers to test the device prior to its March 2012 approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [More]

LINX magnetic device safe and effective in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease

A study published February 21st in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provides clinical evidence of the safety and effectiveness of a new magnetic medical device to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). [More]