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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780717/proton-pump-inhibitors-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-friend-or-foe
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REVIEW
C Prakash Gyawali
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been redefined, in light of recent advances highlighting GERD phenotypes that respond to PPIs, and fresh revelations of potential risks of long-term PPI therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Erosive esophagitis predicts excellent response to PPI therapy, but non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) with abnormal reflux parameters on ambulatory reflux monitoring also demonstrates a similar response...
September 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761578/esophageal-motility-and-rikkunshito-treatment-for-proton-pump-inhibitor-refractory-nonerosive-reflux-disease-a-prospective-uncontrolled-open-label-pilot-study-trial
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Takeo Odaka, Shigeru Yamato, Osamu Yokosuka
BACKGROUND: Only a few reports focused on esophageal motility in patients with proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-refractory nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) and there has been no established strategy for treatment. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the characteristics of esophageal motility in patients with PPI-refractory NERD, we evaluated esophageal function using combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and esophageal manometry (MII-EM). In addition, we evaluated the efficacy of rikkunshito (RKT), which is a gastrointestinal prokinetic agent...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754071/a-review-of-pharmacotherapy-for-treating-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
#3
Edoardo Savarino, Patrizia Zentilin, Elisa Marabotto, Giorgia Bodini, Marco Della Coletta, Marzio Frazzoni, Nicola de Bortoli, Irene Martinucci, Salvatore Tolone, Gaia Pellegatta, Vincenzo Savarino
Medical therapy of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is based on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) as first choice treatment. Despite their effectiveness, about 20-30% of patients report an inadequate response and alternative drugs are required. Areas covered: This review provides an overview of current pharmacotherapy for treating GERD by showing the results of PPIs, reflux inhibitors, antidepressants and mucosa protective medications. Expert opinion: Medical therapy of GERD does not definitely cure the disease, because even PPIs are not able to change the key factors responsible for it...
August 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748086/area-health-education-center-ahec-programs-for-rural-and-underrepresented-minority-students-in-the-alabama-black-belt
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Ashruta Patel, Regina J Knox, Alicia Logan, Katie Summerville
BACKGROUND: This paper evaluated the implementation West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center programs for high school students in grades 9-12 through participant-reported evaluations and feedback during the  September 1st, 2013 to August 31st, 2014 fiscal year. The programs targeted racial/ethnic minorities and/or rural individuals interested in pursuing a career as a healthcare provider in medically underserved counties of Alabama. METHODS: Students participated in enrichment activities related to prospective health careers that included: successful college preparedness, knowledge about health careers, and the types of primary care health professions that are needed in underserved Alabama communities...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734832/superficial-esophageal-mucosal-afferent-nerves-may-contribute-to-reflux-hypersensitivity-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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P Woodland, J L Ooi, F Grassi, K Nikaki, C Lee, J A Evans, N Koukias, C Triantos, S A McDonald, M Peiris, R Aktar, L A Blackshaw, D Sifrim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the causes of heartburn in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Visible epithelial damage is seldom associated with symptom severity, evidenced by the significant symptom burden in patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) compared to patients with erosive reflux disease (ERD) or Barrett's esophagus (BE). We studied the distribution of mucosal nerve fibers in patients with NERD, ERD, and BE, and compared the results with those of healthy subjects...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674544/the-interactions-between-the-long-non-coding-rna-nerdl-and-its-target-gene-affect-wood-formation-in-populus-tomentosa
#6
Wan Shi, Mingyang Quan, Qingzhang Du, Deqiang Zhang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important regulatory factors for plant growth and development, but little is known about the allelic interactions of lncRNAs with mRNA in perennial plants. Here, we analyzed the interaction of the NERD (Needed for RDR2-independent DNA methylation) Populus tomentosa gene PtoNERD with its putative regulator, the lncRNA NERDL (NERD-related lncRNA), which partially overlaps with the promoter region of this gene. Expression analysis in eight tissues showed a positive correlation between NERDL and PtoNERD (r = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654674/practices-and-promises-of-facebook-for-science-outreach-becoming-a-nerd-of-trust
#7
Craig R McClain
Arguably, the dissemination of science communication has recently entered a new age in which science must compete for public attention with fake news, alternate facts, and pseudoscience. This clash is particularly evident on social media. Facebook has taken a prime role in disseminating fake news, alternate facts, and pseudoscience, but is often ignored in the context of science outreach, especially among individual scientists. Based on new survey data, scientists appear in large Facebook networks but seldom post information about general science, their own scientific research, or culturally controversial topics in science...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641289/impact-of-comorbid-irritable-bowel-syndrome-on-treatment-outcome-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease-on-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-in-japan
#8
Yasushi Funaki, Hiroshi Kaneko, Yurika Kawamura, Takashi Yoshimine, Yasuhiro Tamura, Shinya Izawa, Masahide Ebi, Naotaka Ogasawara, Makoto Sasaki, Kunio Kasugai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) frequently coexists with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). Efficacy of long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment on NERD with or without IBS is controversial. The impact of comorbid IBS in NERD on quality of life (QOL) remains uncertain. We verified the hypothesis that NERD patients with IBS symptoms demonstrated poor responses to long-term PPI treatments, deteriorated QOL, and high frequency of psychological deviations in Japan. METHODS: In all, 141 NERD patients who had been taking PPIs for more than 6 months were enrolled and analyzed...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590311/aspirin-challenge-and-desensitization-how-when-and-why
#9
Gabriele Cortellini, Cristiano Caruso, Antonino Romano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To investigate the current approach to aspirin challenge (drug provocation) and/or desensitization in patients with histories of hypersensitivity reactions to it, particularly in those with cardiovascular diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: The literature indicates that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), including those with an acute coronary syndrome, may safely undergo low-dose aspirin challenge and/or desensitization. Recently, flowcharts regarding challenge/desensitization procedures with aspirin in patients with CAD and histories of aspirin hypersensitivity reactions have become available...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540986/central-obesity-as-a-risk-factor-for-non-erosive-reflux-disease
#10
Ki Ju Kim, Ban Seok Lee
PURPOSE: Although central obesity is a risk factor for erosive esophagitis, information regarding the association between central obesity and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) is still scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for NERD by comparing NERD patients and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Comprehensive clinical data from 378 patients who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy from December 2012 to May 2013 and had no visible esophageal mucosal breakage were analyzed...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535800/comparison-of-oesophageal-function-tests-between-chinese-non-erosive-reflux-disease-and-reflux-hypersensitivity-patients
#11
Feng Gao, Yan Gao, Xue Chen, Jie Qian, Jie Zhang
BACKGROUND: By means of 24 h multi-channel intraluminal impedance and pH recording (MII/pH), patients with heartburn and normal upper gastrointestinal endoscopy findings can be classified into those with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and those with reflux hypersensitivity (RH). Therefore, in this study, we investigated the difference in oesophageal function tests in Chinese patients with NERD and RH. METHODS: NERD patients were selected from the digestive department, Beijing Anzhen Hospital and Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, after upper gastrointestinal endoscope, high-resolution manometry and impedance (HRiM), and MII/pH examinations between 2014 and 2016...
May 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534850/exploration-of-the-esophageal-mucosal-barrier-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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Nicolaas F Rinsma, Ricard Farré, Fred J Troost, Montserrat Elizalde, Daniel Keszthelyi, Zsuzsanna Helyes, Ad A Masclee, José M Conchillo
In the absence of visible mucosal damage, it is hypothesized that the esophageal mucosal barrier is functionally impaired in patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). The aim of the present study was to perform an exploratory analysis of the mucosal barrier in NERD compared to erosive esophagitis (EE) and controls. A second aim was to explore TRPV1 gene transcription in relation to the mucosal barrier function and heartburn symptoms. In this prospective study, 10 NERD patients, 11 patients with active erosive esophagitis and 10 healthy volunteers were included...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487082/esophageal-chemical-clearance-and-baseline-impedance-values-in-patients-with-chronic-autoimmune-atrophic-gastritis-and-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease
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Andrea Tenca, Nicola de Bortoli, Aurelio Mauro, Marzio Frazzoni, Edoardo Savarino, Sara Massironi, Salvatore Russo, Lorenzo Bertani, Santino Marchi, Roberto Penagini
BACKGROUND: The factors influencing new markers of gastro-esophageal reflux disease detected by impedance-pH monitoring - mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) and post-reflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave (PSPW) index - need to be evaluated. AIM: To compare endoscopy-negative heartburn with chronic autoimmune atrophic gastritis (CAAG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 24 patients with CAAG, 25 with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and 25 with functional heartburn (FH) were included...
April 13, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434014/prospective-open-label-evaluation-of-long-term-low-dose-doxycycline-for-difficult-to-treat-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
A C Pinto Bezerra Soter, T F Bezerra, R Pezato, T R Teles Abdo, R M Pilan, F R Pinna, P Gevaert, T van Zele, C Bachert, R L Voegels
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess clinical outcomes of long-term low-dose oral doxycycline therapy in difficult-to-treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwNP). METHODS: This was a prospective, open-label study of 60 patients with difficult-to-treat CRSwNP who had undergone endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients were divided into two groups: 28 received nasal steroids, saline irrigation, and doxycycline (200 mg on the first day, followed by 100 mg once daily) for 12 weeks, while 30 received only nasal steroids and saline irrigation...
June 1, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384225/ambulatory-24-hour-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-ph-monitoring-and-high-resolution-endoscopy-distinguish-patients-with-non-erosive-reflux-disease-from-those-with-functional-heartburn
#15
Chuanlian Chu, Quanlin Du, Changqing Li, Linlu Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhou, Fang Zuo, Yanmin Zhang, Fang Li, Guofeng Xie, Yanqing Li
AIMS: To assess the contribution of 24-h esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH (MII-pH) monitoring and high resolution endoscopy (HRE) with i-scan imaging in differentiating non erosive reflux disease (NERD) from functional heartburn (FH). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients with heartburn from the Endoscopy Unit. NERD patients and FH patients were defined by 24-h MII-pH monitoring and white light endoscopy. Minimal mucosal changes were assessed by HRE with i-scan imaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357069/efficacy-of-a-potassium-competitive-acid-blocker-for-improving-symptoms-in-patients-with-reflux-esophagitis-non-erosive-reflux-disease-and-functional-dyspepsia
#16
Daisuke Asaoka, Akihito Nagahara, Mariko Hojo, Kenshi Matsumoto, Hiroya Ueyama, Kohei Matsumoto, Kentaro Izumi, Tsutomu Takeda, Hiroyuki Komori, Yoichi Akazawa, Yuji Shimada, Taro Osada, Sumio Watanabe
The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of a potassium-competitive acid blocker (PCAB) named vonoprazan (VPZ) for improving symptoms in patients with reflux esophagitis (RE), non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), and functional dyspepsia (FD). A hospital-based, retrospective study of outpatients in our department (Department of Gastroenterology, University of Juntendo, Tokyo, Japan) between March 2015 and August 2016 was performed. The patients who were experiencing heartburn, acid regurgitation, gastric pain, and/or a heavy feeling in the stomach of at least moderate severity at baseline were treated with 20 mg VPZ once daily for 4 weeks...
February 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331141/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-surgery-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-related-disease-a-single-center-experience
#17
Tsutomu Nomura, Katsuhiko Iwakiri, Takeshi Matsutani, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Itsuo Fujita, Yoshiharu Nakamura, Yoshikazu Kanazawa, Hiroshi Makino, Noriyuki Kawami, Masao Miyashita, Eiji Uchida
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (LARS) is generally the treatment of choice for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This report describes our experiences in performing LARS on patients with GERD, and focuses retrospectively on the pathophysiology of individual patients and the current status of Japanese patients who have undergone LARS. We demonstrate that patients with non-erosive reflux disease resistant to proton pump inhibitors (PPI-resistant NERD) and high-risk giant hernia, whom we are sometimes hesitant to treat surgically, can be safely and successfully treated with LARS (depending on the pathophysiology of individual patients)...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272380/complexity-and-diversity-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-phenotypes
#18
Patrizia Zentilin, Elisa Marabotto, Gaia Pellegatta, Claudia Coppo, Manuele Furnari, Edoardo Savarino, Vincenzo Savarino
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as a condition which develops when the reflux of gastric contents causes troublesome symptoms, impairs quality of life, or leads to mucosal damage or complications. There are two main phenotypic presentations of GERD, the erosive (ERD) and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), with the latter one representing up to 70% of GERD spectrum. Moreover, patients with GERD can be clinically subdivided into two distinct syndromes: patients with esophageal and extraesophageal symptoms...
September 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251844/overview-of-pathophysiological-features-of-gerd
#19
Paolo Usai Satta, Francesco Oppia, Francesco Cabras
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very prevalent condition and has a high impact on the quality of life. Nevertheless, pathophysiology is complex and multi-factorial. Several mechanisms have been proposed: decreased salivation, decreased lower esophageal sphincter pressure resting tone, presence of hiatal hernia, increased number of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations, increased acid, and pepsin secretion, duodeno-gastro-esophageal reflux of bile acids and trypsin. Other factors contributing to the pathophysiology of GERD include poor esophageal clearance, delayed gastric emptying and impaired mucosal defensive factors...
September 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215067/epidemiology-and-natural-history-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#20
Edoardo Savarino, Elisa Marabotto, Giorgia Bodini, Gaia Pellegatta, Claudia Coppo, Elisa Giambruno, Matteo Brunacci, Patrizia Zentilin, Vincenzo Savarino
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is highly prevalent in Western countries, particularly when considering its most classic symptom that is heartburn. This symptom is very frequent in the community and ranges from 10% to more than 30%, according to the various population-based studies. This disease is much more represented in Europe and USA than in Asiatic countries. It has been shown that GERD prevalence increases in parallel with the remarkable growth of obesity, as this condition is able to favor all the pathogenetic mechanisms leading to it...
September 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
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