COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR STRATEGIES IN THE MAINTENANCE OF HEALED REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS
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Editoria. Emphasizes the importance of establishing cost-effective therapy for Japanese esophagitis patients. Medical management for low-grade esophagitis in Japanaese patients; Significance of understanding therapeutic gain; Possibility of preventing recurrence of reflux esophagitis .
- Nocturnal gastric acid breakthrough may not be a problem of acid secretion only. Hongo, Michio // Journal of Gastroenterology;2003, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p915
Comments on the difference in the therapeutic efficacy of the endoscopic healing of esophagitis. Mechanism for the refractories of reflux esophagitis; Increase in nocturnal reflux; Essential neurotransmitters controlling the brain activities.
- Reducing dyspepsia costs in the community. Duggan, A.; Westbrook, J. // Gut;Oct2002, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p613
Comments on the article by Valori et.al. concerning the effectiveness of an educational program to reduce dyspepsia costs in the community. Analysis of changes in the type and volume of specific drugs; Management of gastro-esophageal reflux disease; Analysis of the volume of prescriptions for...
- Surgery relieved symptoms but decreased survival more than medical treatment in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Richter, Joel E. // ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 136 Issue 1, p17
Presents an abstract of the study 'Long-term Outcome of Medical and Surgical Therapies for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial,' by S. J. Spechler, E. Lee D. Ahnen, et al., published on the May 9, 2001 issue of the 'Journal of the American Medical...
- HOW BEST TO ASSESS SYMPTOMATIC OUTCOMES OF THERAPY IN GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE TRIALS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Sharma, N.; Donnellan, C.; Preston, C.; Delaney, B.; Duckett, G.; Moayyedi, P. // Gut;Apr2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 52, pA45
Introduction: Traditionally drug trials have used oesophagitis healing as the main outcome of treatment success and the performance of oesophagitis scales have been well characterised. Symptoms are also an important outcome for clinical trials to measure. The optimal symptoms to assess however...
- Treating Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease During Pregnancy and Lactation: What are the Safest Therapy Options? Broussard, C.N.; Richter, J.E. // Drug Safety;Oct1998, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p325
Gastro-oesophageal reflux and heartburn are reported by 45 to 85% of women during pregnancy. Typically, the heartburn of pregnancy is new onset and is precipitated by the hormonal effects of estrogen and progesterone on lower oesophageal sphincter function. In mild cases, the patient should be...
- What is the best treatment for gastroesophageal reflux and vomiting in infants? McPherson, Vanessa; Wright, Sarah Towner // Journal of Family Practice;Apr2005, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p372
This article focuses on treatment for gastroesophageal reflux and vomiting in infants. The literature on pediatric reflux can be divided into studies addressing clinically apparent reflux and reflux as measured by pH probe or other methods. Sodium alginate reduces vomiting and improves parents'...
- ACG-revised GERD guidelines focus on proper use of drugs. // Geriatrics;May2005, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p18
Presents the revised gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) diagnostic and treatment guidelines issued by the American College of Geriatrics. Use of endoscopy in GERD; Ambulatory reflux monitoring of the esophagus; Esophageal manometry; Patient-directed therapy.
- Efficacy and Tolerability of Cisapride in Children. vandenplas, Y.; Benatar, A.; Cools, F.; Arana, A.; Hegar, B.; Hauser, B. // Pediatric Drugs;2001, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p559
As gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in infants and children is a motility disorder which differs in pathophysiology and clinical course from GORD in adults, prokinetics should be considered the drug of choice in certain circumstances. Indeed, cisapride may result in improvement of...