Navigation Links
Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
Date:1/25/2013

FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic heartburn is a major cause of asthma in adults, a new study suggests.

The finding could help add asthma to the known health risks -- including esophageal cancer -- already associated with chronic heartburn, which is formally known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is one of the most common digestive disorders in Western nations.

GERD occurs when a muscle at the end of the esophagus fails to close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back (reflux) into the esophagus and irritate it. GERD symptoms include frequent heartburn, chest discomfort, dry cough, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or sore throat, and regurgitation of food.

In this study, researchers used a new, specially designed catheter that measures levels of acid reflux exposure within the patient's airway. They believe that this new method (known by the acronym HMII) was much more effective than conventional techniques in identifying patients with GERD-induced asthma.

The researchers also found that for the majority of patients, asthma symptoms eased after they underwent surgery for GERD, according to the study published Jan. 23 in the journal JAMA Surgery.

"We have observed for some time a strong association between GERD and certain pulmonary [lung] diseases, including adult-onset asthma," study author Dr. Blair Jobe, director of the Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at the West Penn Allegheny Health System, said in a health system news release.

"The real challenge, however, has been our limited ability to effectively diagnose these patients and determine who precisely may benefit from surgical intervention," he added. According to Jobe, the newly devised test "is much more sensitive as means of detecting GERD in asthmatic patients than what we have traditionally relied upon."

The findings are strong enough to warrant consideration of H
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Book Offers Relief to those Suffering From Chronic Pain
2. Medical cannabis provides dramatic relief for sufferers of chronic ailments
3. New Book The MELT Method Offers a Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!
4. Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds
5. Guided care provides better quality of care for chronically ill older adults
6. Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation
7. Alternative medicine use high among children with chronic conditions: UAlberta medical research
8. Alternative medicine use high amoung children with chronic conditions: UAlberta medical research
9. Chronic Total Occlusion and Left Main Summit will be held Feb. 21-23, 2013 in NYC
10. Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD
11. Dr. Farshchian: Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome Now Treated at the Center for Regenerative Medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 The 2013 edition ... about chemical listings, appellate decisions, litigation and settlement ... affect compliance with California's Proposition 65. , The ... law, regulations, history and trends impacting California's Proposition ... installment of the series which adds approximately 200 ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (August 1, 2014) If you have asthma, you may ... to help you recognize and respond to changes and understand ... you,re in the green zone, you,re doing well, yellow means ... means you require urgent care. New guidelines are now available ... zone, back into green and away from the red zone. ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Developer Jamestown, L.P., has been using ... City Market project in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, which ... building into best-in-class office, housing, and retail spaces. As ... with their construction webcam service to assess how it ... construction camera for monitoring and documentation purposes, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Hoping to attract new customers who are ... , NutriGold is ready to ship out free samples of ... advantage of this offer fast and easy: http://www.nutrigold.com/Free-Samples ... at NutriGold, "We know that every time customers purchase one ... precious asset: their own health or the health of a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... has announced that they are now offering a new ... Review of Sexual Satisfaction . The course is ... Clinical and Health Psychology. , This CE course has ... accurate information about sexual satisfaction so that healthcare professionals ... provides a systematic review of 197 research publications in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Save 25% on the Proposition 65 Handbook - 2013 Edition Through August 31 2Health News:OxBlue Construction Webcam Proves Valuable Tool for Developer, Consumers on Historic Ponce City Market Project 2Health News:OxBlue Construction Webcam Proves Valuable Tool for Developer, Consumers on Historic Ponce City Market Project 3Health News:NutriGold Launches Product Samples Page for its Supplements 2Health News:NutriGold Launches Product Samples Page for its Supplements 3Health News:Company Provides New Course on Sexual Satisfaction 2Health News:Company Provides New Course on Sexual Satisfaction 3
... ... with GFK Custom Research North America, selected Warady & Davis LLP, Certified Public Accountants ... Chicago based on its innovative internships, "W&D University" training program, flexible scheduling, great team ... ...
... Oct. 28 The Board of Directors of Healthcare Trust ... of October, November, and December 2009. These distributions will ... during such month and will equal a 7.25% annualized rate ... The payment date for each of the daily distributions for ...
... , DENVER, Oct. 28 Many medical practices are ... are making basic business mistakes, according to Andrew Graham, ... the top reasons practices struggle, said Graham. , ... needs to include goals for revenue generation, customer service, ...
... for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009. Financial highlights from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2009 compared to ... in millions, except per share amounts), ... ... ...
... supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say, ... reported Wednesday the addition of another million doses H1N1 ... 23.2 million doses. , "We know people are ... now," Janet Napolitano, secretary of the U.S. Department of ...
... Application provides ... ... Harvard Health Publications Division of Harvard Medical School has launched an iPhone application focused ... knowledge of the experts at Harvard Medical School along with its long-standing expertise in publishing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Warady & Davis LLP Named One of 'Top 50 Employers for Generation Y Chicago' 2Health News:Warady & Davis LLP Named One of 'Top 50 Employers for Generation Y Chicago' 3Health News:Board of Directors Declares Cash Distributions 2Health News:The Top 10 Business Mistakes Made By Physician Practices 2Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 4Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 5Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 6Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 7Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 8Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 9Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 10Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 11Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 12Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 13Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 14Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 15Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 16Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 17Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 18Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 19Health News:Carriage Services Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 20Health News:1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand 2Health News:Harvard Health Publications Launches H1N1 Flu iPhone Application 2Health News:Harvard Health Publications Launches H1N1 Flu iPhone Application 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... RMD ) today announced results for its fourth ... Revenue for the quarter was $415.2 million, flat compared to ... on a constant currency basis). Net income was $87.7 million, ... June 30, 2013. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter ... quarter ended June 30, 2013.  The results ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Cepheid (NASDAQ: ... at the following conferences, and invited investors to participate via ... Conference, New York, NY Wednesday, August ... Baird Health Care Conference, New York, NY ... , Accessing Live Webcasts To access the live ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  UBM Medica US ... leading online community for oncologists, presents exclusive slide shows ... are essential to quality cancer care. ... journal ONCOLOGY , offers news, blogs, and podcasts about ... oncologists highlighting quality cancer care: , End-of-life care ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 2RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 3RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 4RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 5RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 6RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 7RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 8RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 9RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 10RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 11RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 12RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 13Cepheid to Webcast Upcoming Financial Presentations 2Cancer Network Highlights Methods Oncologists Can Use to Improve Communication 2Cancer Network Highlights Methods Oncologists Can Use to Improve Communication 3
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ... 30, 2009. For the third quarter of 2009, the Company reported ... with a net loss of $17.7 million, or $0.46 per share, ... September 30, 2009, the Company reported a net loss of $43.1 ...
... BATESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 28 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... and 2010 financial guidance on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. ... morning on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. EST. ... Quarter Earnings and 2010 Financial Guidance release will be issued ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 2Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 3Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 4Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 5Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 6Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 7Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 8Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter Earnings and 2010 Financial Guidance Webcast 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: