Navigation Links
Is esomeprazole the best choice for reflux esophagitis patients?
Date:3/3/2009

In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esomeprazole, has demonstrated pharmacological and clinical benefits beyond those seen with the other proton pump inhibitors( PPIs ). However it has not hitherto been fully determined whether differences in the onset of antisecreatary activity may affect the speed of symptom relief with different PPI.

Dr. Ri-Nan Zheng from China addresses this question. He investigated whether there is any difference in the symptom relief in patients with reflux esophagitis following the administration of four PPIs (omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole). This will be published on February 28, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

In this study, two hundred and seventy-four patients with erosive reflux esophagitis were randomized to receive 8 wk of 20 mg omeprazole (n = 68), 30 mg of lansoprazole (n = 69), 40 mg of pantoprazole (n = 69), 40 mg of esomeprazole (n = 68) once a day in the morning. Daily changes in heartburn and acid reflux symptoms in the first 7 d of administration were assessed using a six-point scale (0: none; 1: mild; 2: mild-moderate; 3: moderate; 4: moderate-severe; 5: severe).

He found that the mean heartburn score in patients treated with esomeprazole more rapidly decreased than those receiving other PPI. Complete resolution of heartburn was also more rapid in patients treated with esomeprazole for 5 d compared with omeprazole (P = 0.0018, P = 0.0098, P = 0.0027, P = 0.0137, P = 0.0069, respectively), lansoprazole (P = 0.0020, P = 0.0046, P = 0.0037, P = 0.0016, P = 0.0076, respectively), and pantoprazole (P = 0.0006, P = 0.0005, P = 0.0009, P = 0.0031, P = 0.0119, respectively). There were no significant differences between the four groups in the rate of endoscopic healing of reflux esophagitis at week 8.

The results indicated that esomeprazole may be more effective than omeprazole, lansoprazole, and pantoprazole for the rapid relief of heartburn symptoms and acid reflux symptoms in patients with reflux esophagitis.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lai-Fu Li
wjg@wjgnet.com
86-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Grocery Shoppers Are Following Stars to More Nutritious Choices
2. Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women
3. DaVita Acquires Majority Stake in HomeChoice Partners, Inc.
4. FDA: Use the Nutrition Facts Label to Make Healthy Food Choices
5. Renewable Fuel Chopper Raffle Nets $113,000 for American Lung Association Clean Air Choice Program
6. Medco Unveils Three New Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options for 2008 to Provide Seniors More Choice, Better Value and Specialist Pharmacists
7. Viant Acquires Texas True Choice
8. ADA Calls for Scientifically Accurate Patient Brochure Explaining Filling Choices
9. A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
10. New UIC center to study drug choices, safety
11. New Empire BlueCross BlueShield Prism Plans Offer Better Choice and Affordability for New York Small Group Market
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... up with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive ... care to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... Year” awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in ... who have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in concert ... capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and professional ... than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Today, ... stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its launch of ... PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system for culturing and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... To succeed under value-based payments, ... are unsure how to move forward, given the need to sustain current operations. ... tailored to an organization’s specific needs. , PYA Principal Martie Ross states, “Healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Leading ... that address medical conditions resulting from a breakdown ... has appointed Greg Doyle as chief ... Leading BioSciences, executive management team and board of ... chief financial officer. He will provide continued leadership ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... in Europe 2016 Edition: The New Global Agenda " ... OTC Distribution in Europe - ... explores and tracks change. It identifies the driving factors coming ... the consumer healthcare industry now and in the future. It ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 The ... the development of combination therapies trend is expected ... treatment of CLL were available only in the ... are chlorambucil in combination with prednisone, and a ... a growing trend of developing combination therapies to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: