Tag Archives: Gastro-oesophageal reflux

GE Reflux… again

Esomeprazole is one of the Proton pump inhibitors that is quite effective at reducing gastric acid production. This RCT of 51 infants (preterms to 1 month of age) randomized babies that had symptoms that were interpreted as being due to … Continue reading

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Spitting Up, it is normal

A new study in Pediatrics asked parents how they would feel about a hypothetical scenario. They gave a history of a patient who is spitting up, possiting, regurgitating or whatever you want to call it, and either gave it  a … Continue reading

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Erythromycin: not another toxic placebo!

Erythromycin is an antibiotic. This much is true. It is active against mycoplasma and against ureaplasmas, but is very poor at actually eradicating them. It also stimulates motilin receptors in the bowel, that is why it increases bowel activity, and … Continue reading

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More about reflux: anti-acid medications may also be toxic placebos

While I am still finalizing my long overdue chapter on gastro-esophageal reflux (sorry Sanjay if you are reading this, it is on its way, honestly) I have been reviewing the data on acid blockade as a potential treatment. Probably the … Continue reading

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