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.
Gene variants may provide clues to successful treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

Gene variants may provide clues to successful treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

Researchers highlight when antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

Researchers highlight when antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Investigational drug reduces heartburn severity in patients with refractory GERD

Investigational drug reduces heartburn severity in patients with refractory GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Tips for enjoying your holiday parties without feeling the sting of acid reflux

Tips for enjoying your holiday parties without feeling the sting of acid reflux

Study could change clinical treatment for patients with unmanaged heartburn

Study could change clinical treatment for patients with unmanaged heartburn

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

Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease

Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease

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

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

MUSC researchers uncover a new cause for laryngeal symptoms

MUSC researchers uncover a new cause for laryngeal symptoms

Change in genome of Caucasians could explain higher rates of esophageal cancer

Change in genome of Caucasians could explain higher rates of esophageal cancer

Determining acid-neutralizing capacity for OTC antacids

Determining acid-neutralizing capacity for OTC antacids

NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn offers advanced robot-assisted surgery to treat complex hernias

NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn offers advanced robot-assisted surgery to treat complex hernias

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