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New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition

...ive way to "burn" away abnormal cell growth in the esophagus that can be a precursor of cancer . The new proc...e continued reflux of stomach acids into the lower esophagus that can damage its lining over time. While this condition is relatively common, a small percentage ...

Rejection in Lung Transplants Due to Elevated Pepsin Level

...es not mean that patients are refluxing out of the esophagus and hence aspirating, they explained. Even if the refluxate reaches the upper airway, it is almost certainly cleared by a hyperactive cough reflex. In their article, the researchers note ongoing studies being done at Duke University that appear to ...

Heartburn Shadowing Modern India

...eft untreated, can lead to ulcers, bleeding of the esophagus and also cancer of the food pipe. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, frequent ulceration which leads to cancer of the esophagus, is among the top three cancers in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad. AN...

Emboldened Warriors-Cancer Fighting Foods

...erries had a 60 percent reduction in tumors of the esophagus and up to an 80 percent reduction in colon tumors. Clinical trials are now underway to determine whether the berries will prevent the development of esophageal and colon cancer in humans, says study leader Gary D. Stoner, Ph.D., a researcher and prof...

Drug Helps Prevent Hip Fractures in Parkinson Disease

...ffects of risedronate included inflammation of the esophagus and abdominal pain, which eventually healed with appropriate therapy, according to the study. Source-Newswise SR...

Human Skin Harbors Many More Types of Bacteria

...nd that these three phyla are also dominant in the esophagus and the stomach. In terms of bacterial species, however, the insides of the body, for example the stomach, and the exterior of the body, the skin, show vast differences in bacterial populations. Skin condition can change markedly due to a variety ...

Esophageal Cancer Rates Climb With Obesity

...g// if a currently popular procedure to remove the esophagus is as safe in obese patients. According to a new...lated to more gastroesophageal relux and Barrett’s esophagus in these patients,” says Mark Orringer, M.D., John Alexander Distinguished Professor of Surgery at t...

Clues to the Cause of Difficulty With Swallowing

...pears to be allergy-driven in some patients. The esophagus is the soft tube-like portion of the digestive tra...ders. The research team studied biopsies of the esophagus from children with an initial diagnosis of EE who had not yet been treated, comparing them to biopsi...

Holiday Season Could Ring in “Heartburn Season

...e throat to the stomach. A valve at the end of the esophagus is supposed to function as a one-way release, rela...t signal a more complex problem, such as Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal cancer. “But if you’re taking medications daily, I think you should be concerned about...

Long-time Gastric Acid Suppression Does Not Increase The Risk Of Cancer

...was believed to increase the risk of cancer of the esophagus or stomach. However, a new finding says that H2...ession does not increase the risk of cancer of the esophagus or stomach'. Lindblad and his colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm studied 7 years ...

Cancer risk due to Chronic Acid Reflux

...moking counterparts. The improper closure of the esophagus results in leakage of stomach acids into it. This ...n turn associated with a disorder called Barrett’s esophagus can result in esophageal cancer. As for whether GERD is in fact a risk factor for laryngeal cancer...

GERD Not Caused By Swallowing Air

...ers calculated pressure, liquid and acidity in the esophagus of 12 people with GERD and 12 healthy individuals....rican Journal of Gastroenterology that acid in the esophagus closes the stomach when air is infused into it, when the excess air enters stomach it is released in...

Rise in Esophageal Cancer is emphasized by Richards’ deat

...wo major forms of esophageal cancer are; the upper esophagus cancer and the lower esophagus cancer. The former is linked with alcohol and smoking while the latter is linked with heartburn. D...

Experimental Drug Reduces Tumor Size When Given With Radiation

...rug Xyotax was successful in shrinking stomach and esophagus tumors in four out of 12 cancer patients, according to its maker Cell Therapeutics.// The other patients had at least 50 percent reduction in their tumor size, the company said. The medicine is to be given along with radiation, it added. The compan...

Studies Find Connection Between Acid Reflux And Esophageal Cancer

...er cells and biopsies from patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE), a condition where cells in the esophagus have been altered by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux. Acid reflux is believed...

Test for Esophageal Reflux Licensed to Bayer by University

...epsin (and not acid) bathing the lower area of the esophagus that causes the damage,” said Koufman. “For patients with severe esophagitis, the tissue in the esophagus is literally being self-digested.” “Besides helping to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease, o...

North East Having Highest Cancer Incidences In Country

...aya and Assam have the highest number of cancer of esophagus while on cancer of stomach, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim are on the high. He said China and Hong Kong topped the list of cancer of nasopharynx in the world but some Nagaland districts bordering Myanmar surpassed that record also. Because of smoking...

New Reflux Disease Technology More Comfortable, Not More Effective

...he acidity of stomach contents backwashed into the esophagus allows patients to avoid some of the nose pain and throat discomfort// associated with the conventional wired monitor used to manage hard-to-treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. However, while the new technology appears be better tolerated, no st...

No More Dietary Restriction for Heartburn Patients - Study Says

... on the amount of stomach acid that can enter your esophagus while you sleep. But Gerson noted a conundrum in her counsel. Although there is no evidence that ceasing consumption of the suspect foods will reduce heartburn, some of the studies did show that certain of the foods (such as chocolate and carbonate...

Erosive esophagitis healing connected to acid control

...perienced a longer duration of acid control in the esophagus (95.2 percent of a 24-hour period) compared to unh... days a week. It occurs when the valve between the esophagus and stomach stops closing properly, allowing acid to leak back into the esophagus. About one in thre...

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