Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acid Reflux Acid Reflux en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:06:12 UTC Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:06:12 UTC Best Type of Exercise for Acid Reflux Patients Patients with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease may not know that exercise can aggravate their symptoms. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:57:00 UTC 8 Tips to Treat Acid Reflux and GERD If patients come to the pharmacy with ailments like heartburn, stomach pain, and difficulty swallowing, they may have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:42:00 UTC Acid Reflux and EoE: A Complex Relationship Often caused by acid reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis is an emerging inflammatory disease that is generally unresponsive to proton pump inhibitor therapy. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:57:00 UTC Nexium Before Breakfast: A Recipe for Acid Reflux Success Esomeprazole before breakfast may provide more enduring acid control for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease than other OTC proton pump inhibitors. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 02:42:00 UTC Preexisting GERD Predicts Reoperation in Bariatric Surgery Patients Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are more likely to have a second operation following bariatric surgery compared with patients without the disease. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:05:00 UTC Most Symptoms in PPI Non-Responders Unrelated to Reflux Up to 60% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) continue to have symptoms despite proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC OTC Options for Heartburn: The Role of the Pharmacist More and more proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are making the jump to OTC status, and this plethora of new options may confuse patients. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:42:00 UTC Drugs of Choice for Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a serious gastrointestinal condition in which acid reflux predisposes the esophagus to increased cell proliferation and decreased apoptosis. Thu, 28 May 2015 06:18:00 UTC Helping Heartburn Patients Navigate OTC Options Relief for heartburn and acid reflux is often found in OTC medication aisles. Wed, 13 May 2015 04:26:00 UTC Proton Pump Inhibitors: Potential Changes in Gastric Fluid Researchers have designed many studies to determine whether long-term proton pump inhibitor use causes changes in the body. Tue, 05 May 2015 03:00:00 UTC Acid Reflux Common Among Women Taking Bisphosphonates Gastroprotective agents may be needed in postmenopausal women taking bisphosphonates. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Opioids Plus Peptic Ulcer Prescriptions: Red Flag at Discharge Pharmacists are positioned to educate and monitor older patients who are discharged on these medications. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 UTC Preventing Progression to Cancer in Barrett's Esophagus Since patients with Barrett's esophagus seem to progress to cancerous stages faster than others, health care professionals might perceive that controlling acid reflux would prevent the transition. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:00:00 UTC Treating Acid Reflux May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Success Gastroesophageal reflux disease and atrial fibrillation are 2 of the most significant health concerns in the United States, and researchers suspect a link between them. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 UTC Combining Baclofen with Omeprazole May Further Reduce GERD Symptoms A recent study suggests that co-administering the muscle relaxant, baclofen, with the proton pump inhibitor (PPI), omeprazole, may be more effective than PPI monotherapy in reducing heartburn and regurgitation in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:36:00 UTC Does Treatment with Antidepressants Benefit Esophageal Disorders? A systematic review recently reported that antidepressants were beneficial for GERD patients – curbing esophageal sensation and reducing functional chest pain. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:48:00 UTC FDA Approves First Nexium Generic The FDA today approved Ivax Pharmaceuticals' esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules, the first generic version of AstraZeneca's proton pump inhibitor Nexium, for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients aged >1 year. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:33:00 UTC Weight Loss Reduces Gastric Reflux Symptoms After ringing in the New Year, Americans from all walks of life have started dieting. For the 10% to 20% of Americans who experience gastric reflux, such weight loss may be the key to reducing associated symptoms. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:00:28 UTC Patient Complexity Creates Barriers to PPI Deprescribing A recent review of inappropriate prescribing among hospitalized older adults revealed that proton pump inhibitors follow only opiates and benzodiazepines as the most frequently misprescribed medications. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:02:01 UTC PPIs Increase Risks for Infection, Vitamin Deficiency A new Mayo Clinic study published in Microbiome shows that patients with acid reflux who regularly receive proton pump inhibitors have less diverse gut bacteria, which heightens their risk for bone fractures, vitamin deficiencies, and infections such as Clostridium difficile and pneumonia. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:01:01 UTC