Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

PPI-Refractory GERD a Common Problem

January 07, 2020


Investigators look at persistent symptoms for GERD patients taking proton pump inhibitors.

Surgery Superior to Medication for PPI-Refractory Heartburn

December 12, 2019


In a comparison, investigators find that surgery is more successful in treating GERD patients who do not respond to protein pump inhibitors.

Amy Tyberg, MD: GERD as an Inflammatory Disease

November 02, 2018


Recent clinical assessment of gastroesophageal reflux disease has linked it to an inflammatory response triggered by cytokines.

Amy Tyberg, MD: The Limit for Non-Invasive GERD Care

October 31, 2018


Who is the best candidate for invasive treatment in the GERD population?

Amy Tyberg, MD: Defining the Patient Populations, Best Therapies for GERD

October 29, 2018


How increasing obesity rates have affected the prevalence of GERD and re-prioritized first-line care.

Monica Kraft, MD: Finding, Fighting Comorbidities in Severe Asthma

October 10, 2018


Why delving into the symptoms of the most at-need patients is critical for care.

GERD Patients: Fewer Postoperative Complications Reported with Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery

January 31, 2017


GERD patients have fewer postoperative complications with LARS than with OARS.

Popular Heartburn Remedies Carry Infection Risk

January 06, 2017


Heartburn drugs like Prilosec and Nexium might alleviate acid reflux, but could raise the risk of severe stomach infections.

The Off-Target Effects of Acid-Reduction Therapy

December 12, 2016


Acid-reduction can have 4 potentially off-target effects. This is one in a series of articles about practical tidbits regarding the alimentary tract.

Popular OTC Acid Reflux Medicines May Carry Substantial Negative Side Effects, Studies Show

July 29, 2016


Atop already surprising studies that linked their daily use with increased risk of kidney failure, new data has emerged that shows they may also contribute to weakening of the bones.