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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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.
The mechanism by which proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events may now be better understood.
Study shows use of Nissen fundoplication for GERD has fallen, with fewer procedures performed at high-volume centers and more at urban non-teaching hospitals.
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