Could Peptest help triage non-urgent reflux cases?

Could Peptest help triage non-urgent reflux cases?

Peptest could prove useful during the current Covid-19 pandemic when access to clinics and more complex clinical diagnostic procedures is restricted or delayed. Many non-essential medical procedures have been postponed or cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic, with...
Study says Peptest is ‘useful for LPR diagnosis’

Study says Peptest is ‘useful for LPR diagnosis’

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) – when gastric contents refluxes into the larynx/pharynx – can be diagnosed using a salivary pepsin test, says a study published in the International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology. Pepsin is an enzyme in gastric juice that...
Cytosponge helps to identify more Barrett’s oesophagus

Cytosponge helps to identify more Barrett’s oesophagus

Trials of a non-endoscopic diagnostic tool that collects oesophageal cells has boosted the detection of Barrett’s oesophagus (BO) in patients with long-term reflux symptoms. How the Cytosponge works The Cytosponge consists of a small pill attached to a thread....
Reflux drugs linked with Covid-19 symptoms

Reflux drugs linked with Covid-19 symptoms

Researchers are investigating whether medication used to treat people with reflux disease could also help people with the coronavirus. While other studies suggest reflux drugs may double the risk of diagnosing positive for Covid-19. Let’s take a look at the latest...
Pregnancy symptoms and reflux

Pregnancy symptoms and reflux

Reflux symptoms, such as heartburn, indigestion and the need to burp, are common during pregnancy – especially during the second and third trimesters. Hormonal and mechanical factors in pregnancy can impact the way the body prevents stomach contents refluxing...