Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease News and Research

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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.
FDA warns about Ranitidine containing known carcinogen NDMA

FDA warns about Ranitidine containing known carcinogen NDMA

Simple genetic test may boost response rates in children with eosinophilic esophagitis

Simple genetic test may boost response rates in children with eosinophilic esophagitis

Early exposure to antacids could put infants at risk for bone fractures during childhood

Early exposure to antacids could put infants at risk for bone fractures during childhood

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients

Determining acid-neutralizing capacity for OTC antacids

Determining acid-neutralizing capacity for OTC antacids

Researchers find distinct microbiomes in airway, gastrointestinal systems of children with chronic cough

Researchers find distinct microbiomes in airway, gastrointestinal systems of children with chronic cough

PENTAX Medical launches new C2 CryoBalloon Ablation System for treatment of Barretts esophagus

PENTAX Medical launches new C2 CryoBalloon Ablation System for treatment of Barretts esophagus

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin

Invasive surgery should be done for select patients with acid reflux, says study

Invasive surgery should be done for select patients with acid reflux, says study

New guideline on use of endoscopic eradication therapy in Barrett's esophagus

New guideline on use of endoscopic eradication therapy in Barrett's esophagus

Acid reflux linked to cancer of respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults

Acid reflux linked to cancer of respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults

CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer

CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer

New studies provide insight into treatments for Barrett's esophagus

New studies provide insight into treatments for Barrett's esophagus

Study finds no convincing evidence to support link between PPI use and dementia risk

Study finds no convincing evidence to support link between PPI use and dementia risk

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

Inflammatory response prompted by secretion of cytokines causes acid reflux damage in GERD patients

Inflammatory response prompted by secretion of cytokines causes acid reflux damage in GERD patients

Acid suppression drugs frequently prescribed for high-risk newborns, study shows

Acid suppression drugs frequently prescribed for high-risk newborns, study shows

Newly identified molecular pathway could lead to new treatments for reflux, incontinence disorders

Newly identified molecular pathway could lead to new treatments for reflux, incontinence disorders

People who experience persistent heartburn despite over-the-counter treatments need to check with their doctors

People who experience persistent heartburn despite over-the-counter treatments need to check with their doctors