Tag: "reflux" at medical news
Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation
...odel will let researchers evaluate whether gastric reflux
increases the risk of lung rejection. Additionally, the time between surgery to harvest a donor lung and transplant it into a patient is widely suspected to affect its overall function after transplant surgery. The mouse model will help pinpoint t...
Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids
..., Caucasians, and those with severe vesicoureteral reflux
had the highest risk of recurrent UTI. Receiving a daily dose of preventive antibiotics was not associated with a lower risk of recurrent UTI. "The majority of children with first UTI were female, Caucasian and two through six years old. Most di...
New Relief for Unexplained Chest Pain
...ough this pain may sometimes be the result of acid reflux
disease, when this is absent most patients present... musculoskeletal or esophageal source such as acid reflux
disease can be excluded, our findings suggest that a trial of theophylline may be effective in relie...
New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition
...ophagus, a condition associated with the continued reflux
of stomach acids into the lower esophagus that can...nt mortality rate and also can leave patients with reflux
and swallowing problems, Pavey said. A second approach, in use for the past 10 years, is known as ...
New Wireless System Developed to Detect Esophageal Reflux
... that uses electrical impulses to track esophageal reflux
. The wireless technology, called radio frequenc... science called impedance monitoring, which tracks reflux
through electrical impulses. We always want to come up with something that improves what we do on ...
Survey Shows Asthma Not Controlled in Severe Asthma Patients
...with uncontrolled asthma also had gastroesophageal reflux
(GERD), chronic sinusitis, or high blood pressure, which may contribute to the severity of their asthma. Also likely contributing to poorly controlled asthma was the fact that only a minority of patients reported having received a personalized asth...
Rejection in Lung Transplants Due to Elevated Pepsin Level
...port the growing recognition that gastroesophageal reflux
(GER) is a potential cause for post-transplant lun...cognize that proton pump inhibitors do not prevent reflux
per se, but rather act to cut down on acidic reflux, the researchers noted. They also noted, that in...
Renal Transplantation in Children Younger Than 6 Years Old
...d-stage renal disease was uropathic/vesicoureteral reflux
in 45% of the children followed by glomerulopathy in 25%, congenital/hereditary disease in 10% and hemolytic uremic syndrome at 12.5%. Prior to transplantation, 5% were on hemodialysis, 85% on peritoneal dialysis, and 10% were preemptive transplants....
Primary Urinary Tract Infection in Infants
...the DMSA scan may lead one to correct vesicotueral reflux
if it is present. In the absence of vesicotueral reflux, what would one do with a DMSA scan that was positive for renal scarring 6 months after therapy was instituted. Further investigations with a larger cohort may help clarify this dilemma. Sour...
Cancer Patient’s Life Improved With Anti-reflux Valv
...ti-Reflux Valve” was initially developed to reduce reflux
of stomach contents in patients with cancers of th...ard and anti-reflux stents to evaluate the role of reflux
of intestinal contents in stent clogging,” Dua says. “We also hope to look at other uses for this ty...
Ulcer Causing Microbe Linked To Protection From Asthma
... said. Another point is that Gastroeosophogeal reflux
disease (GERD) is on the increase in the developed world, akin to asthma. There is also a link between them; asthma patients are twice as likely to suffer from GERD as non-asthmatics, and it's believed that the stomach acid causes lung injury. It mi...
Right Treatment Could Cure Chronic Cough
...nasal drip syndrome), asthma, and gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD). The treatment described as the most effective cough resolution involves testing for all three conditions and treating them simultaneously. “Unfortunately, less research is available in childhood cough when compared to their adult c...
Doctors in UK Promoting Awareness of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease
...artburn could be a precursor to gastro-oesophageal reflux
disease, British doctors warn and note that// the ... over a quarter of Britons have gastro-oesophageal reflux
disease, also known as the GORD, and thousands of these are not getting the treatment they need. A n...
New Reflux Guidelines Released
New, updated guidelines for esophageal reflux
testing appear in The American Journal of Gastroen... guidelines summarize advances in gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) diagnostic testing and how they have modified the clinical management of esophageal d...
Asthma Incidence Shows a 50 Percent Increase in Fat People
...arious other conditions including gastroesophageal reflux
and sleep apnea. These difficulties can result in breathlessness (dyspnea) and wheezing, which might be mistaken for asthma by patients and clinicians. "Weight loss studies have shown improvements in lung function and asthma symptoms, but not neces...
Esophageal Cancer Rates Climb With Obesity
...eated a higher risk of esophageal cancer linked to reflux
disease. And this has some surgeons wondering// if...ma of the esophagus is often the result of chronic reflux
disease. When acid continuously backs up into the esophagus, it wears down the natural lining. This ...
Clues to the Cause of Difficulty With Swallowing
..., comparing them to biopsies of children with acid reflux
disease as well as those of children with normal esophageal biopsies. "We found fibrosis, or scarring, as well as remodeling of the esophagus in pediatric EE patients which is similar to airway remodeling found in patients with asthma," said Aceves...
Holiday Season Could Ring in “Heartburn Season
...heartburn? Heartburn is caused most often by the reflux
or backwash of acid from the stomach up into the e...ested. If there is a leaky valve, gastroesophageal reflux
disease, or GERD, may result. The primary symptom is heartburn. “As a general rule of thumb anythi...
Long-time Gastric Acid Suppression Does Not Increase The Risk Of Cancer
...hich acid-suppressing drugs are used, such as acid reflux
disease, hiatal hernia and Barrett's esophagusand which were associated with an increased risk of stomach and esophagus cancer. They found no evidence to show that the drugs themselves increased the risk. No cancer risk was seen with other conditions...
New Study Links Bad Breath to Heartburn, GERD
...ine class used to treat chronic heartburn and acid reflux
disease (GERD) was linked to halitosis, or bad breath, in a study presented at the 71st// Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. Doctors at UNIFESP in Sao Paulo, Brazil, examined 23 adult patients with GERD (mean ag...
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