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.
Medigus announces completion of three MUSE procedures for GERD treatment in Italy

Medigus announces completion of three MUSE procedures for GERD treatment in Italy

MGH study suggests that bariatric surgery can reduce risk of asthma attacks

MGH study suggests that bariatric surgery can reduce risk of asthma attacks

New standardized approach for feeding infants in NICU improves growth of babies

New standardized approach for feeding infants in NICU improves growth of babies

St. John Hospital first in Michigan to offer new alternative treatment for acid reflux disease

St. John Hospital first in Michigan to offer new alternative treatment for acid reflux disease

Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of developing oesophageal cancer in later life

Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of developing oesophageal cancer in later life

Gastroenterology publishes landmark data from RESPECT study of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure

Gastroenterology publishes landmark data from RESPECT study of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure

First two patients enrolled in AGA’s GERD Registry successfully undergo treatment

First two patients enrolled in AGA’s GERD Registry successfully undergo treatment

AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology is pleased to announce that the first two enrollees in the STAR Registry

AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology is pleased to announce that the first two enrollees in the STAR Registry

US registry data shows long-term positive outcomes for GERD patients choosing TIF procedure

US registry data shows long-term positive outcomes for GERD patients choosing TIF procedure

Statins reduce patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus

Statins reduce patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus

RD Biomed announces Chinese distribution agreement for reflux diagnostic tool Peptest

RD Biomed announces Chinese distribution agreement for reflux diagnostic tool Peptest

LINX Reflux Management System safe for patients suffering from GERD, shows new data

LINX Reflux Management System safe for patients suffering from GERD, shows new data

FSC Laboratories acquires exclusive marketing rights for Aciphex Sprinkle in the U.S.

FSC Laboratories acquires exclusive marketing rights for Aciphex Sprinkle in the U.S.

Effects of radiofrequency ablation and complete endoscopic resection are equal in dysplastic Barrett's esophagus

Effects of radiofrequency ablation and complete endoscopic resection are equal in dysplastic Barrett's esophagus

Oral health: The gateway to your overall health

Oral health: The gateway to your overall health

Access provides update on new formulation of anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox

Access provides update on new formulation of anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox

Study confirms safety of LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

Study confirms safety of LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

Infants who experience ALTEs have abnormal regulation of esophageal function

Infants who experience ALTEs have abnormal regulation of esophageal function

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals starts Phase IIa clinical study of IW-3718 for gastroesophageal reflux disease

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals starts Phase IIa clinical study of IW-3718 for gastroesophageal reflux disease

Gastric bypass better than gastrectomy for GERD relief

Gastric bypass better than gastrectomy for GERD relief