Measuring salivary pepsin levels has the potential to reduce time to diagnose acid reflux, minimise the use of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, and streamline care for patients with symptoms. That’s the findings of a new study undertaken at two care centres at the...
Peptest is a useful, non-invasive diagnostic test for self-diagnosing reflux related symptoms, a study published in the EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System journal has highlighted. Many people suffering from troublesome reflux-related symptoms, such as...
Salivary pepsin detection is hailed a ‘simpler, more cost-effective and less traumatic universal first-line alternative’ to 24-hour pH monitoring in diagnosing laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR). For the first time, researchers have simultaneously evaluated the...
Eye examinations could improve the management of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR), according to a new study. LPR symptoms typically consist of hoarseness, sore throat, the feeling of a lump in the throat and throat clearing. However, it is also...
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...
Peptest has been identified as a ‘promising’ way to clinically diagnose patients with non-erosive reflux disease that doesn’t respond to reflux medication. Non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) is defined as a form of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD)...
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