Navigation Links
New research identifies practice changes to improve value and quality of GI procedures
Date:5/18/2013

Orlando, FL (May 18, 2013) There are significant cost and risk factors associated with two procedures commonly used to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW).

A study by New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical College suggests that more objective testing may substantially reduce the cost and risk of managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although GERD is believed to affect nearly 25 percent of adults, researchers found that almost a third of patients undergoing treatment have no measurable signs of the chronic condition. The study projected cost-savings of up to $7,300 per patient over 10 years if current diagnostic guidelines were changed.

"Many patients remain on proton-pump inhibitors for years after the trial period without any confirmation that they are being treated for the right diagnosis," said David Kleiman, MD, a research fellow in the department of surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. "A prompt pH monitoring test could help clinicians to accurately diagnosis GERD, increase healthy outcomes for patients and save people money."

GERD occurs when stomach acid or bile flows back into the food pipe from the stomach, causing acid reflux and heartburn. Methods for diagnosing and treating it remain controversial. Most guidelines recommend an eight-week trial of proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) to reduce acid secretion. Clinicians then observe the patient to see if symptoms subside.

The study compared this approach with 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring, in which a small tube is passed through the nose into the stomach. The tube is attached to a recorder worn at the belt to track acid levels.

"The misconceptions about pH monitoring are that it's unnecessary, expensive or too inconvenient," added Dr. Kleiman. "But, the benefits seen in our study show that pH monitoring should be strongly considered."

Using p
'/>"/>

Contact: Aimee Frank
newsroom@gastro.org
301-941-2620
Digestive Disease Week
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
2. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
3. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
4. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
5. Sexually abused boys at risk for more unsafe sex: UBC research
6. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
7. LSUHSC research finds HPV-related head & neck cancers rising, highest in middle-aged white men
8. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
9. Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
10. Scientific session and new research highlights
11. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/6/2015)... Further solidifying their position as a ... announced today that the company has earned Inavero’s Best ... of Staffing Talent Award five years in a row. ... Talent Diamond winners are proven industry leaders in service ... the individuals they have helped find temporary and permanent ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2015 ... warning of a national shortfall of 90,000 doctors by ... media, Susquehanna Health (SH) is proactively preparing ... development, recruitment and patient access. , Several factors ... population, increasing number of insured under the Affordable Care ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... Since Medicare began paying for chronic care ... an overwhelming demand from providers for straightforward guidance on ... The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ... updated white paper—“ Providing and Billing Medicare for Chronic ... yet practical “how to” manual for providers looking to ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... March 06, 2015 Many patients with ... medical therapy. If you (or someone you know) have ... osteoarthritis, you may be interested in the ACT-OA clinical ... announced today that he is one of fifteen physicians ... to begin enrolling subjects as part of a new, ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 06, 2015 ... the nation’s only comprehensive source for key trends and ... specialty spend, medical injectables. Executives from Magellan Rx Management ... Pharmacy Trend Report: Discover Your Hidden Specialty Drug Spend,” ... Atlantic Information Services, Inc. , Specialty drug spend makes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cross Country Healthcare: Medical Doctor Associates Earns Inavero's 2015 Best of Staffing Talent Diamond Award 2Health News:Cross Country Healthcare: Medical Doctor Associates Earns Inavero's 2015 Best of Staffing Talent Diamond Award 3Health News:Susquehanna Health Plans Progressively to Prevent Projected Physician Shortfall 2Health News:Susquehanna Health Plans Progressively to Prevent Projected Physician Shortfall 3Health News:Susquehanna Health Plans Progressively to Prevent Projected Physician Shortfall 4Health News:Updated PYA White Paper Meets Demand for Guidance on Providing and Billing Medicare for Chronic Care Management 2Health News:Kevin Darr, M.D. is Now Enrolling Patients in a New FDA-Approved Clinical Trial Evaluating Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cells in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis 2Health News:Atlantic Information Services, Magellan Rx Management Partner on Complimentary Webinar Outlining Key Findings of New Medical Pharmacy Trend Report 2
... The ... dramas and advertisements. , ... Japan (PRWEB) December 22, 2009 -- Classico Inc. , the designer, manufacturer, and seller ... doctor coat rentals in order to provide doctor coats as costumes used in the filming ...
... , RIVERWOODS, Ill., Dec. 22 As both houses of ... Tax Briefings on the provisions of estate tax, tax extender and ... provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services ( CCHGroup.com ... , or: , for estate tax legislation, click here ; ...
... , SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard ... announce that it has an agreement in principle to sell ... company in China. The buyer, founded in 2004, focuses on ... preparations. Name of the buyer will be announced in a ...
... finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms ... -- The children of women who take low-dose aspirin ... delivering prematurely might have fewer behavioral problems at age ... aspirin to pregnant women who are apt to have ...
... music that contains references to marijuana are more likely to use ... according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study ... on an analysis of survey data from 959 ninth-graders, we found ... marijuana are almost twice as likely to have used the drug ...
... in Canada are reporting the development of a fast, ... that may exist in foods and beverages. Their paper-strip ... results in minutes rather than hours by means of ... published in ACS, Analytical Chemistry , a semi-monthly ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Classico Announces the Start of Free Stylish Lab Coat Rentals All Over the World 2Health News:Classico Announces the Start of Free Stylish Lab Coat Rentals All Over the World 3Health News:CCH Updates Briefings on Tax Provisions of Estate Tax, Tax Extender, Health Care Reform Bills 2Health News:Hard to treat Diseases (HTDS) To Sell Its MindUp BioResearch Division 2Health News:Hard to treat Diseases (HTDS) To Sell Its MindUp BioResearch Division 3Health News:Hard to treat Diseases (HTDS) To Sell Its MindUp BioResearch Division 4Health News:Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies 2Health News:Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies 3Health News:Pot and pop: New research finds stronger link between music and marijuana use among teens 2
(Date:3/5/2015)... , March 5, 2015 Bayer HealthCare announced ... the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of ... health information technology platform designed to unlock vast quantities ... cancer.  "Bayer is proud to join ... to leverage Big Data to help people whose lives ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 5, 2015   ndd Medical Technologies , a ... employs precise ultrasound technology, announced that its EasyOne Pro® ... the San Antonio Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. The clinic ... fibrosis (PF), as well as those suspected of having ... a mere 12 square inches, EasyOne Pro provides accurate ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... YORK , March 5, 2015  Relmada ... novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, ... and researchers to advisory roles. The panel of ... development programs and efforts to advance the company ... pain. They bring expertise in a range of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bayer HealthCare Contributes $1 Million to Support Cancer Care Technology Platform 2Bayer HealthCare Contributes $1 Million to Support Cancer Care Technology Platform 3ndd Medical Technologies' Mobile Pulmonary Function Testing Helps Combat Pulmonary Fibrosis 2ndd Medical Technologies' Mobile Pulmonary Function Testing Helps Combat Pulmonary Fibrosis 3Relmada Therapeutics Names Leading Clinicians and Researchers in Pain Therapy Development to Advisory Roles 2Relmada Therapeutics Names Leading Clinicians and Researchers in Pain Therapy Development to Advisory Roles 3Relmada Therapeutics Names Leading Clinicians and Researchers in Pain Therapy Development to Advisory Roles 4
... , , MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 17 , Treatment ... points: , *Single injection of proprietary adult stem cells ... in blood glucose levels , *Stem cell treatment induced ... increase in insulin-producing beta cells , *Results indicate pancreas ...
... , SEATTLE, Dec. 17 Amnis Corporation, a manufacturer of ... present at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The ... Francis Hotel in San Francisco. David Basiji, Ph.D., Amnis, ... 12 at 2:30 PM in Room F and will discuss ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Single Dose of Proprietary Adult Stem Cells Regenerates Damaged Pancreas and Reduces Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes 2Single Dose of Proprietary Adult Stem Cells Regenerates Damaged Pancreas and Reduces Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes 3
... The Ray TFC Unite Device is the anterior ... Ray TFC Unite device features the same 70% ... offered by fenestrations is paramount in the formation ... Ray TFC Unite system promotes load sharing between ...
... Ray Threaded Fusion Cage is a proven interbody* ... IDE). This device is a hollow threaded cylinder ... this contact the device promotes spinal fusion by ... Ray TFC is indicated for use with autogenous ...
... System has added a significant layer of ... It utilizes innovative technologies developed by Gen-Probe ... acid amplification technique called Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA).,The ... presence of HIV-1 and HCV in blood ...
... Test (Reveal Test) is MedMiras flagship rapid ... human serum or plasma against HIV-1 that ... to HIV infection. The Reveal Test is ... and is comprised of a single-use test ...
Medicine Products: