New research found that patients who used drugs prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers were more likely to have smaller probing depths in the gums (the gap between teeth and gums)
There are several options for gastroesophageal reflux disease surgery. All surgeries involve narrowing or closing off the lower end of the esophagus to prevent acid reflux.
Anyone who’s ever reached for an antacid tablet after a really good Thai meal or been abruptly awakened from a restful slumber, gasping for air, can tell you this: Acid reflux is a killjoy. Even less fun? When it becomes a chronic condition, known as GERD.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition in which the stomach's contents sometimes flow backward, up into the esophagus (the tube that carries food from your throat into your stomach).
People with colon cancer may have chemotherapy in their treatment plan alongside surgery and radiation therapy. Doctors may treat colon cancer with chemotherapy to destroy cancer cells. They may use chemotherapy before surgery to shrink tumors or after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells.
Most of us have felt the effects of acid reflex on occasion, especially after a massive meal (hello, heartburn). But sometimes the symptoms of acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER), are sneakier than the classic uncomfortable burning feeling in your chest.
Compared to RYGB, VSG may not have inferior long-term GERD outcomes, while also leading to fewer re-hospitalizations. These data challenge the prevailing opinion that patients with GERD should undergo RYGB instead of VSG.
Capsule endoscopy offers gastroenterologists a new device to investigate the upper gastrointestinal tract with promising future potential.
Radio-wave therapy is safe for liver cancer patients and shows improvement in overall survival, study suggests
Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have shown that a targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves is safe to use in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. The therapy also showed a benefit in overall survival
While approximately 50% of patients experience nocturnal reflux symptoms, the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease and sleep is often overlooked. The aim of this review is to provide an update on the current understanding of this relationship and its clinical implications.