A systematic review recently reported that antidepressants were beneficial for GERD patients – curbing esophageal sensation and reducing functional chest pain.
The treatment of gastrointestinal conditions requires not only physical attention, but, in some cases, addressing psychological concerns as well.
Many patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease will respond to proton pump inhibitors, but for those who don't the treatment options can vary as much as the symptoms themselves.
“There are only 2 or 3 things I know for sure. Only 2 or 3 things. That’s right. Of course, it’s never the same things, and I’m never as sure as I’d like to be,” nuggets of wisdom (from the novel "Bastard Out of Carolina," by Dorothy Allison) that Thomas Murray, Senior Director of Quality Measurement & Improvement, AGA, shared at the 2015 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
According to a new study published in Gastroenterology, research results showed that transoral fundoplication, an incision-less procedure allowing anti-reflux valve alteration, is an effective treatment for patients afflicted with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
From inflammatory bowel disease to Crohn’s disease and everywhere in the gastrointestinal system in between 2014 was a big year for medical breakthroughs and potential future treatments. Here is a look at the top 10 stories.