Pepsin, Peptest and reflux: your questions answered

Pepsin, Peptest and reflux: your questions answered

Q) Are there any developments in the pipeline for finding a way to naturally neutralise refluxed pepsin or even keep it bound into the stomach? The trouble with reflux is you cannot know when you are refluxing most times, so I wonder if there are windows of time where...
New therapies for airway reflux will target pepsin

New therapies for airway reflux will target pepsin

Research is underway to develop new therapies for airway reflux that specifically target pepsin. Pepsin has been identified as a biomarker of gastric reflux into the oesophagus, airways and lungs, and had been detected in saliva, sputum and secretions from the...
Peptest used in emergency departments

Peptest used in emergency departments

Peptest has been successful in helping distinguish between heart-related chest pain and pain due to gastrointestinal problems at a hospital in Italy. A study into using Peptest in emergency departments for patients with chest pain was undertaken by the Gemelli...
Risk of reflux rises with age

Risk of reflux rises with age

As age increases so does the tendency to suffer from laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) – according to a new research study. Researchers in Italy have found a significant correlation between increase in age and an increase in pepsin within the oesophagus. Pepsin is a...