Study finds that reducing intake of simple sugars improves GERD
Oct. 6, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that reducing dietary carbohydrates improved both symptoms and objective measurements of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in a randomized controlled trial.
Potential new heartburn drug studied at VUMC
Feb. 26, 2020—An investigational drug that binds bile acids in the stomach can reduce the severity of heartburn symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when combined with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a new study suggests.
Grant bolsters Hiremath’s research on esophageal disorder
Jun. 14, 2018—Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics, has received a Junior Faculty Development Grant from the American College of Gastroenterology Institute for Clinical Research and Education.
Surgical group works to expand heartburn treatment options
Dec. 19, 2017—For three years, 79-year-old Jerry Mock didn’t fully enjoy family vacations or gatherings with friends because his gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) was so debilitating that eating even a bite of food after 1 p.m. guaranteed he’d have intense burning pain in his throat and chest that night.
Acid reflux cancer link
Sep. 14, 2017—Blocking acid reflux-induced production of reactive oxygen compounds may be a useful strategy for preventing DNA damage and decreasing the risk of esophageal cancer.
Trial to test implantable device to ease gastroesophageal reflux
Apr. 13, 2017—For more than a dozen years Buz Harrison, a Nashville-based media producer, has been plagued by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).