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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

For patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, those who receive a proton pump inhibitor prescription from gastroenterologists are more likely to be optimal users and have better symptom control, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
With no standards in place to guide referrals for children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, variation in procedural decision-making among pediatric subspecialists is expected.
A minimally-invasive, surgically-implanted esophagus band developed at Stony Brook University Hospital effectively reduces symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy does not resolve symptoms for most patients and can even induce symptoms, while gastric bypass is effective for many patients, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in JAMA Surgery.
In men, leptin is associated with Barrett's esophagus, especially in those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), while serum ghrelin is positively associated with Barrett's esophagus and inversely associated with GERD, according to a study published in the December issue of Gastroenterology.
Acid reduction from PPI treatment may alter bacterial flora in the digestive system, which may increase an individual’s susceptibility to infection.
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