stomach,intestine & Digestive disease : Health & Medical
The authors review current concepts of gastric motor function, etiology, investigation and treatment of gastroparesis.
Are patients still potentially at risk for developing colorectal cancer after adenomas have been removed? This new study explains and looks at the data.
Patients with NASH are at an increased risk for developing cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. How can clinicians best treat these patients to prevent these more serious diseases from occurring?
Complications of peptic ulcer may include bleeding, perforation, penetration, or obstruction. BleedingPeptic ulcers sometimes bleed.Sometimes an ulcer may involve just the surface lining of the digestive tract. The person may then have a slow but constant loss of blood into the digestive tract. ...
New recommendations are available to help clinicians combat the growing problem of fatty liver disease in both adults and children.
WebMD looks at surgery that can be used to treat heartburn and acid reflux, or GERD.
Do changes in the esophageal biofilm play a role in the cause and development of Barrett's esophagus and GERD, precursors of esophageal cancer?
David Carr-Locke, MD, FRCP, FACG, provides a comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy.
A list of contributors to the topic on Causes of Bleeding in the Digestive Tract.
Are patients with H. pylori disease likely to be at an increased risk for Barrett esophagus, or does the opposite hold true?
Though most American homes use natural gas as their primary heating source, if you are not careful, it is potentially deadly. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a deadly chemical that can build in the air inside your home. Because the symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to those of the flu, you may not rea
When people think of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), they may think that only adults suffer from this affliction. But children can and do suffer from GERD. Even infants suffer from gastro reflux.
Acid reflux may emerge and indirect effect of candidiasis. This article will discuss acid reflux and candidiasis. Acid reflux is presented as a form of symptom my friend has, as she also has candidiasis.
Health-related quality of life is more impaired in patients with nighttime symptoms of GERD than in healthy control subjects or in patients with GERD and no nighttime symptoms.
Hernia is the medical term for the projection or protrusion of an organ or any part of an organ through the cavity in which it is normally contained. A haitus or hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach is projected upwards and forced through the diaphragm, towards the esophagus. Normally, the diaphrag
If you suffer from chronic heartburn and have done any research on natural cures for heartburn, you will probably have run into the home remedy of using vinegar for heartburn. This seems strange to a lot of people since vinegar, as you probably know, is an acid and why would adding an acid to an alr
What is the recommended approach to acute recurrent idiopathic pancreatitis? The patient has had biliary sphincterotomy and cholecystectomy without benefit, and EUS and MRCP were also normal.
Is there an optimal way for clinicians to assess and manage alcoholic hepatitis?
Acid reflux is a common disorder, especially in people over 50. The muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, called the lower-esophageal sphincter, weakens with age, contributing to symptoms of acid reflux. Being overweight, smoking and eating an unhealthy diet can all contribute to symptoms of acid r
How well does capsule endoscopy work in the diagnosis of refractory celiac disease? This new study takes a look.