Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Pregnancies by IVF Triggers GERD After Birth
Women giving birth through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) were reported more likely to experience the after-effects of long-term gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms.
For US adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) is slightly elevated among those using proton pump inhibitors, according to a review published online June 10 in PLOS ONE.

Research recently published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics reveals a new next-generation sequencing (NGS) test to detect genomic mutations in precarious esophageal tissue – potentially improving early detection in individuals with Barrett’s esophagus (BE).
Anxiety and depression are linked to increased severity of retrosternal pain and heartburn and reduced quality of life among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
For patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), evidence shows no difference in physiologic parameters for treatment with a radiofrequency ablation technique known as Stretta versus sham or proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, according to a review published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

A study in JAMA Surgery identified several factors that cause a frequently used antireflux surgery to be unsuccessful.
Concomitant use of metformin and histamine H2-receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors has the potential to induce vitamin B12 depletion and neuropathy, according to research published in the April issue of Clinical Diabetes.

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