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Tag Archives: ulcer
Are Patients Who Take Continuous NSAIDs Receiving Gastroprotection?
Among patients who continuously take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a third of co-prescriptions for drugs to prevent gastrointestinal (GI) damage are not renewed within the next 2 years. This discontinuation increases patients’ risk of stomach pain, inflammation, or ulcers, according … Continue reading
What are the Complications of Weight Loss Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is effective treatment for obesity and its related disorders. Yet as increasing numbers of patients undergo this procedure, gastroenterologists encounter a growing number of complications. A Perspective article in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology discusses common … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged adverse event, bariatric surgery, Bleeding, Complications, gastric bypass, nausea, RYGB, Side Effects, ulcer, vomiting, weight regain 13 Comments
How Dangerous Are H pylori-Negative Idiopathic Bleeding Ulcers?
Patients with a bleeding peptic ulcer not caused by Helicobacter pylori infection or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are at considerable risk of recurrent bleeding and death. Furthermore, acid-suppressive drugs do not protect these patients, according to the October issue of … Continue reading
Is Medicine or Surgery the Best Treatment for Crohn’s Disease?
For patients with Crohn’s disease and intra-abdominal abscesses, nonsurgical and surgical management strategies result in similar rates of abscess recurrence and complications, according to the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Crohn’s disease can progress from inflammation and ulceration … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged anti-TNF agent, Colon, drug, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, intestine, Management, therapy, tumor necrosis factor, ulcer 2 Comments
How Do Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Intestinal Damage from NSAIDS?
Taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to reduce stomach damage from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can damage the intestine by disrupting the microbiota, according to a study by John Wallace et al. in the October issue of Gastroenterology. Patients who … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged Acid Secretion, Bleeding, Microflora, ulcer 4 Comments