Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Announces New Gastroesophageal Reflux and Motility Program

“GERD is common, affecting about 20 percent of adults in the U.S., and it can compromise quality of life and have serious, long-term health consequences if not addressed and treated properly,” said Annie Laurie Benzie, M.D., a fellowship-trained, board-certified general surgeon who leads the new program.


吞咽时如果食物或饮料意外地进入错误部位,就会产生不适感,许多人都有过这种经历。但吞咽问题有时会成为慢性问题,并可能是某种应该予以治疗的疾病的征兆。妙佑伦敦医疗中心的胃肠科医生James East医学博士解释了为什么会发生吞咽困难以及如何解决这个问题。

Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert explains when swallowing issues are more than an accident

Many people have experienced the discomfort of food or a beverage accidentally going to the wrong place when swallowing. But swallowing issues sometimes become chronic and may be a sign of a health condition that should be treated.

January Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes New Clinical Guideline on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The January issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of GI and hepatology topics, including NAFLD, colorectal cancer screening, GERD, post-COVID-19-associated functional GI disorder surges, celiac disease, and more.

New Research Could Change Clinical Practice for Cases of Unmanaged Heartburn

A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine found that in patients seen for heartburn unresponsive to treatment with Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), an extensive, systematic workup revealed truly PPI-refractory and reflux-related heartburn in only a minority of cases. In other words, most patients with heartburn unrelieved by PPIs did not have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causing the symptom. Furthermore, for the selected subgroup identified as having reflux-related, PPI-refractory heartburn, surgery that corrects reflux was significantly superior (67% success rate) to continued medical therapy (28% success rate).