Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 
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GERD Patients: Fewer Postoperative Complications Reported with Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
GERD patients have fewer postoperative complications with LARS than with OARS.
Heartburn drugs like Prilosec and Nexium might alleviate acid reflux, but could raise the risk of severe stomach infections.
Acid-reduction can have 4 potentially off-target effects. This is one in a series of articles about practical tidbits regarding the alimentary tract.
Atop already surprising studies that linked their daily use with increased risk of kidney failure, new data has emerged that shows they may also contribute to weakening of the bones.
The new Rome IV criteria classify the functional bowel disorders into five distinct categories, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, functional diarrhea, functional abdominal bloating/distention, and unspecified functional bowel disorder. A new category for opioid-induced constipation, which is distinct from the functional bowel disorders, has been added.
Rome IV updates include more specific definitions and diagnostic criteria for functional gastroduodenal disorders such as functional dyspepsia, belching disorders, and nausea and vomiting disorders.
The Rome Foundation announced the release of updated and revised Rome IV diagnostic criteria for more than 20 different gastrointestinal disorders at DDW 2016.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has long been thought to result from built up stomach acid damaging the lining of the esophagus.
The field of gastroenterology is as wide as the the amount of the body that it covers. Because of this there are certain challenges doctors face whether they treat the entire gastrointestinal system or just specific parts.

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