GERD


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Related to GERD: hiatal hernia, acid reflux
AcronymDefinition
GERDGastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GERDGastroesophageal Reflux Disorder
GERDGross Domestic Expenditure on R&D (OECD definition)
GERDGross Expenditure on Research and Development
GERDGeothermal Energy Research and Development (est. 1975; Japan)
GERDGraduate, Earn, Retire, Die
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The researchers identified 132 patients and 61 controls with GERD. GERD was identified as a risk factor for TMD using conditional logistic regression analysis (odds ratio, 2.74).
In August 2018, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed blamed the Metal and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC), which is undertaking the electromechanical work of the GERD, for the delay of the project.
GERD is not only painful, but can lead to a more serious medical condition known as Barrett's esophagus.
In addition to aloe vera gel as a potential natural therapy for the treatment of many of the consequential pathologies of GERD (ulcerations, esophagitis, infection, experience of burning sensation), there is also a need for therapies that are more targeted toward treating the actual cause of GERD.
In addition to changing what you eat, changing when and how you eat can guard against GERD. If you typically eat two or three large meals each day, switch to smaller, more frequent meals.
It is common to observe silent GERD and hypertension concurrently, since many risk factors are shared by these two diseases.
The results suggested that GERD was associated with cancer of the throat, tonsils and parts of the sinuses.
Group 1 included 45 adults (30 women and 15 men) aged 35 to 45 years with angina pectoris I-II functional class co-morbid with non-erosive form of GERD. The diagnosis of IHD was based on ICD-10 classification, while the diagnosis of GERD was based on ICD-10 and the Montreal Consensus 2006 recommendations.
There are multiple risk factors associated with GERD. Studies have documented that patients reported symptoms most often after consumption of: fatty, fried, sour, or spicy food, fruits and sweets (mostly chocolate).
GERD affects about 20 percent of the population and is caused by a weakened or relaxed esophageal muscle (sphincter).
The PPIs constitute the next major market share and are the first line treatment in moderate to severe GERD.
Results: The patients were included in two groups: 61 patients with GERD (group I) and 74 patients without GERD (group II), with demographic data of 41% male, age 61.5[+ or -]9 years, and body mass index (BMI) 28.8[+ or -]4 kg/[m.sup.2] versus 46% male, age 58[+ or -]9 years, and BMI 29[+ or -]4 kg/[m.sup.2] (all p>0.05).