The acid pocket and its relevance to reflux disease
- Rates of Endoscopy and Endoscopic Findings among People with Frequent Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux in the Community. Nandurkar, Sanjay; Locke, G. Richard; Murray, Joseph A.; Melton, L. Joseph; Zinsmeister, Alan R.; Dierkhising, Ross; Talley, Nicholas J. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul2005, Vol. 100 Issue 7, p1459
BACKGROUND : Epidemiological studies have confirmed that gastroesophageal symptoms are highly prevalent. However, studies linking epidemiology with clinical or chart data are scarce. We aimed to determine the frequency of endoscopy and endoscopic findings, as well as predictors of health-care...
- Clinical Clips. Beck, Jonathan D.; Nicklin, David; Kirchner, Jeff; Russell, John J. // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Apr2003, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p2
The article presents information on several medical research published in different journals. A study examined the cost-effectiveness of endoscopic screening of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease for Barrett's esophagus. A computer-simulated model compared annual helical computed...
- NEWS IN BRIEF. // ASHA Leader;3/6/2007, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p3
This article offers medical news briefs. Researchers from the Harvard Business School of Public Health & the Commonwealth and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine examined data on chemical toxicity and its effect on the developing human brain. A study on eosinophilic esophagitis (EE), an...
- The effect of age on the outcome of surgical treatment for carcinoma of the oesophagus and gastric cardia. Rahamim, J.S.; Murphy, G.J.; Awan, Y.; Junemann-Ramirez, M. // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;May2003, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p805
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of age on the outcome of surgical treatment for carcinoma of the oesophagus and gastric cardia. Methods: From 1979 to 1999, 596 patients underwent gastro-oesophagectomy with two-field lymph node clearance for cancer under the care of a...
- Can heartburn give me cancer? Chen, Ingfei; Krieger, Elizabeth B. // Health (Time Inc. Health);Jun99, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p29
Discusses the possibility of developing cancer as a result of heartburn. Information on the process of heartburn; Risk factors for chronic heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Advice from Kenneth DeVault, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.
- news@JAMA. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/20/2011, Vol. 306 Issue 3, p256
This section offers medical news briefs in the U.S. as of July 2011 including the decline of cancer mortality in the country, the changes in sunscreen labeling and the low risk of cancer associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Burning issue. Pearce, Lynne // Nursing Standard;10/12/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p22
Severe, persistent heartburn is a risk factor for a form of oesophageal cancer. Increasing awareness of this link among health professionals and the public could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
- Persistent Acid Reflux And Cancer. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;2009, Issue 100, p17
The article reports on a study which emphasizes the prevention of acid reflux recurrence. It notes that Barrett's esophagus, complication of acid reflux disease, results to shorten telomeres sequences ending to cancerous cells. It suggests that continuous acid bath on esophageal cells causes...
- Re: Incidence of Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus Among White Americans by Sex, Stage, and Age. CHUN-RU CHIEN; CHEN-YUAN LIN; CHIH-YI CHEN // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;10/21/2009, Vol. 101 Issue 20, p1428
The article comments on a study dealing with the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus in the Western world. It is reported that one the main problem in the U.S. is obesity which leads to increase in intra-abdominal pressure with ensuing gastroesophagaeal reflux disease and Barrett's...