Navigation Links
What is different in reflux esophagitis between African-Americans and non-Hispanic whites?
Date:6/24/2009

There is minimal data evaluating the prevalence of GERD complications in any United States general population, other than non-Hispanic whites. Presently, it is thought that such complications occur less frequently in African-Americans than in non-Hispanic whites. A research group in Jacksonville, FL investigated the prevalence of reflux esophagitis between non-Hispanic whites and African-Americans. The distribution of esophagitis severity and its complications were equivalent between groups, except for Barrett's esophagus.

A research article to be published June 21, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team, lead by Dr. Vega at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville, performed a retrospective search of the endoscopy database at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville for all cases of reflux esophagitis and its complications from 1 January to 31 March 2001. The database search identified 259 patients with reflux esophagitis or its complications. One hundred seventy one were non-Hispanic whites and 88 were African Americans. Mean ages and male/female ratios were similar in the two groups. RE grade, esophageal ulcer, stricture, and hiatal hernia frequency were likewise similar in the groups. Endoscopic and histological Barrett's esophagus was present more often in non-Hispanic whites than in African Americans. Heartburn was a more frequent indication for endoscopy in non-Hispanic whites with erosive esophagitis than in African Americans.

This is the first study to report that reflux esophagitis and its complications, other than Barrett's esophagus, occur at a similar frequency in nHw and AA. In addition, indication for the index endoscopy appears to be different in the above ethnic groups. By understanding GERD and its complications among ethnic groups in the United States, this study might indicate future avenues for investigation to prevent th
'/>"/>

Contact: Lin Tian
wjg@wjgnet.com
86-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Brain cells work differently than previously thought
2. Different method of evaluating the urinary tract system reduces radiation dose
3. Different HIV rates among gay men and straight people not fully explained by sexual behavior
4. Abaxis Launches The VetScan(R) HM5 a State-of-the-Art 5-Part Differential Veterinary Hematology Analyzer
5. Sense of taste different in women with anorexia nervosa
6. Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently than infants learning one language
7. Children would need different medical care in wake of dirty bomb
8. Penn researchers use brain imaging to demonstrate how men and women cope differently under stress
9. Different anticoagulant regimens yield equal results
10. UCLA study shows different areas of the brain respond to belief, disbelief and uncertainty
11. Forever young: Differentiation blocked in tumor stem cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) ... is starting to spread faster than ever, the World Health Organization ... viral infection were reported in just one week. That brings ... half of those reported in the past three weeks, the ... WHO has estimated that as many as 20,000 people could ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... manufacture and refine carbon dioxide, selling it to ... The largest markets for carbon dioxide are food and ... freeze products, such as fruits, vegetables or pizzas. The ... additive. Beverage manufacturers use the compound to carbonate soft ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... exercise is good for you. But new research from ... an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. , ... found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more ... professor in the School of Nursing and director of ... the senior author on the study, which appears in ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... WA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Qualis ... organizations, has published a white paper, “Advancing Primary ... of Health Information Technology.” , Authors Jeff Hummel, ... CCE provide guidance to organizations engaged in the work ... how health IT can bolster PCMH objectives, such as ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... one-day conference at the Milken Institute School of Public ... 2014 to discuss the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) ... this event is to invite discussion of proposed priorities ... action plans to curtail the current deadly Ebola outbreak. ... organizations and more than 50 countries have engaged in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report 2Health News:New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report 3Health News:Carbon Dioxide Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Carbon Dioxide Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy, Penn team finds 2Health News:Advancing Primary Care Through PCMH and HIT: New White Paper Connects the Dots 2Health News:Non-governmental stakeholders to discuss the Global Health Security Agenda 2
... Webinar: , , What: Coverity Webinar, ... 10 am PT, Where:, http://seminar2.techonline.com/registration/distrib.cgi?s=1346&d=2794 , ... the web at the, ... , Overview: , In this web seminar, ...
... Vista, LLC, a marketing,and information services firm focusing on ... Kevin Grossman, who has been with the company,for seven ... , In his new role, ... HRmarketer Services Group. Mr. Grossman will continue,to report ...
... DiseasePHOENIX, Feb. 12 Although major advances have been ... attention needs to be given to one of the ... -- the painful and often progressive condition called lymphedema, ... so much about cardiovascular disease, few physicians are familiar ...
... Md., Feb. 11 Dialysis Corporation of America (Nasdaq: ... fourth quarter and full year 2008 financial results on Thursday, ... company will also host a conference call in conjunction with ... following morning, Friday, March 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM EST. ...
... Study suggest streamlining of prescribing system to avoid ... -- Doctors often override electronic medication safety alerts ... prescribing drugs for patients, which suggests that physicians ... a U.S. study. , Researchers looked at ...
... Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN ), a global leader ... today that the Company has received ISO 9001:2000 (ISO) ... and quality systems. ISO certification was granted for ... and related services underlying its Protein A business. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Webinar Alert: Coverity Announces Verification and Validation of Medical Device Software with Static Analysis - A Review of FDA Guidance and Best Practices 2Health News:Kevin Grossman Named President of HRmarketer.com 2Health News:Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema 2Health News:Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema 3Health News:Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings Release Date 2Health News:Docs Override Most Electronic Drug Warnings 2Health News:Repligen Announces ISO 9001:2000 Certification 2Health News:Repligen Announces ISO 9001:2000 Certification 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... the United States , 54 percent ... BRAF inhibitor Tafinlar for BRAF -mutation-positive unresectable ... have prescribed GlaxoSmithKline,s MEK inhibitor Mekinist. Among current ... (42 percent and 43 percent, respectively) expects to ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014  KIYATEC announced today that it ... Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Contract from the ... institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes ... two year award, KIYATEC will expand its 3D ... the forefront of cancer therapy strategies: 1) cancer,s ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... MEETING, Pa. , Sept. 18, 2014 ... trial solutions, was recognized as the Disruptive ... for its ePharmaONE cloud-based eClinical platform. This ... and electronic trial master file (eTMF), a ... solution, and ePharmaSolutions, ReferralPlus+ patient screening and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:At One Year Post-Launch, Approximately One Half of Surveyed U.S. Medical Oncologists Have Prescribed Single-Agent Tafinlar and Mekinist to Their Malignant Melanoma Patients 2National Cancer Institute Awards KIYATEC Nearly $2M to Advance Predictive Cancer Diagnostics 2National Cancer Institute Awards KIYATEC Nearly $2M to Advance Predictive Cancer Diagnostics 3ePharmaSolutions Named 2014 Disruptive Innovator of the Year for its ePharmaONE eClinical Platform 2ePharmaSolutions Named 2014 Disruptive Innovator of the Year for its ePharmaONE eClinical Platform 3
... NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 22, 2011 The latest developments ... be featured topics when more than 1,000 pathologists gather ... for the annual scientific meeting of the College ... THE Pathologists, Meeting™ will highlight advances in digital ...
... SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 Abbott (NYSE: ... expanded its Healon® family of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) ... The  clear, viscous, low molecular weight dispersive ... in cataract extraction, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, corneal transplantation, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pathologists Gather to Focus on Advances in Molecular Testing, Digital Imaging, and Biospecimens 2Pathologists Gather to Focus on Advances in Molecular Testing, Digital Imaging, and Biospecimens 3Abbott Receives CE Mark for Healon EndoCoat Protective Gel for Cataract Surgery 2
... Flexible biopsy forceps are extremely delicate ... incompetent repair source, they can easily be ... turn, damage your endoscopes. , On the ... flexible biopsy forceps can have a virtually ...
Mobile offers full life cycle service for Sp02 accessories that are the vital link between pulse oximeter and patient...
... With our factory-quality repairs, physicians know ... why more hospitals turn to Mobile Instrument ... We offer a full line of carbide ... our four-way quality control process. You'll enjoy ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: