People with problems in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be vulnerable to infection after ‘swallowing’ the Covid-19 virus, a new study has suggested. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine found that patients with Barrett’s...
Salivary pepsin could potentially be used as a non-invasive marker of reflux aspiration in children with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) – a new study has shown. Reflux aspiration secondary to GORD/ GERD is one of the causes of chronic gastrointestinal and...
Testing saliva for the stomach enzyme pepsin can help speed up the management of reflux, a new research study has concluded. Peptest – a salivary pepsin test – is also described as an ‘important diagnostic tool’ for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD/ GERD) and...
Q What is the relationship between laryngopharyngeal reflux and sleep? Can LPR cause sleep disturbances and fatigue the next day? Professor Peter Dettmar says: “There is a lot of evidence and published literature on the relationship between gastro-oesophageal reflux...
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used to treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders, such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) and peptic ulcer. But with PPI lawsuits involving allegations of serious kidney injuries continuing to mount in the...
PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) reduce the amount of acid made by your stomach and are commonly used to treat reflux disease. Yet, despite treatment with PPIs, some patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) continue to have reflux symptoms. It is estimated...
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