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.
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

Zurampic (lesinurad) approved to treat high levels of hyperuricemia associated with gout

Zurampic (lesinurad) approved to treat high levels of hyperuricemia associated with gout

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

Stony Brook Medicine expert shares tips to minimize heartburn during holiday season

Stony Brook Medicine expert shares tips to minimize heartburn during holiday season

EndoGastric Solutions announces assignment of relative value units for new CPT code covering TIF procedure

EndoGastric Solutions announces assignment of relative value units for new CPT code covering TIF procedure

Medigus announces CMS’ publication of fee schedules for endoscopic fundoplication procedures under CPT code 43210 effective January 2016

Medigus announces CMS’ publication of fee schedules for endoscopic fundoplication procedures under CPT code 43210 effective January 2016

IPF-PRO Registry data sheds light on characteristics of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

IPF-PRO Registry data sheds light on characteristics of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Camber Pharmaceuticals releases generic version of Nexium (Esomeprazole) capsules

Camber Pharmaceuticals releases generic version of Nexium (Esomeprazole) capsules

New, FDA-approved device provides minimally invasive approach to chronic GERD

New, FDA-approved device provides minimally invasive approach to chronic GERD

Lannett enters into definitive agreement to purchase KU for $1.23 billion

Lannett enters into definitive agreement to purchase KU for $1.23 billion

Scientists elucidate chemical process behind eosinophilic esophagitis

Scientists elucidate chemical process behind eosinophilic esophagitis

Mylan announces launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-release Capsules USP in U.S.

Mylan announces launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-release Capsules USP in U.S.

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased risk of heart attack

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased risk of heart attack

NGS mutational testing can help detect patients with Barrett's esophagus

NGS mutational testing can help detect patients with Barrett's esophagus

Long-term treatment of GERD: an interview with Chris Rowland, CEO, Medigus

Long-term treatment of GERD: an interview with Chris Rowland, CEO, Medigus

Studies support use of ThyraMIR and ThyGenX to improve detection of benign/malignant thyroid nodules

Studies support use of ThyraMIR and ThyGenX to improve detection of benign/malignant thyroid nodules

TWi signs Settlement Agreement with Takeda on patent litigation related to generic Dexilant

TWi signs Settlement Agreement with Takeda on patent litigation related to generic Dexilant

Incidence of esophageal cancer linked to GERD rises six-fold in recent decades

Incidence of esophageal cancer linked to GERD rises six-fold in recent decades