Nexium, or esomeprazole, relieves a number of stomach-related complaints. It works by blocking a proton pump and reducing the production of acid in the stomach.
Heartburn, acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are related, and the terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.
Certain bariatric surgeries can help to relieve GERD or acid reflux symptoms. However, other bariatric surgeries can cause GERD or make symptoms worse.
The transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure is an alternative to more invasive surgery to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, and esophagitis.
Experiments with fluorouracil and irinotecan, two drugs given in combination as the first-line treatment for colorectal cancer, revealed that cancer cells respond to the treatment by secreting copious amounts of mucin.
The World Health Organization projects that starting in 2030, over a million people will die each year from liver cancer. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor Adrian Krainer, former postdoc Wai Kit Ma, and Dillon Voss, a Stony Brook University M.D.-Ph.D. student-in-residence in Krainer's lab, have come up with a way to interfere with the energy pathway that allows this cancer to grow and spread.
Heartburn, or acid reflux, is that troublesome burning sensation in your chest due to rising gastric acid. When you experience this condition on a chronic basis, it’s possible that you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you smoke, you may be increasing the risk that you’ll develop GERD.
A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat adult patients with primary liver cancers using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Evidence-based recommendations outline indications and optimal EBRT dosing, techniques and treatment planning for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC), with a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary care. The guideline, ASTRO's first for primary liver cancers, is published in Practical Radiation Oncology.
Building on its successes in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to medical imaging to enhance treatment of other diseases, a Case Western Reserve University-led team next will test its approach with rectal cancer patients.
Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which stomach acid flows into the esophagus of an infant or child, causing what is commonly known as heartburn. Without treatment, this backflow of acid can irritate and damage the esophageal lining.