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CUTTING EDGE NEWS: Esophageal sphincter device for gastroesophageal reflux disease

by jmiller on April 25, 2013

This is a new device used right here at AAMC…  This article, appearing in this week’s (April 25th) issue of the NEJM, states, “Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who have a partial response to proton-pump inhibitors often seek alternative therapy.  We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a new magnetic device to augment the lower esophageal sphincter.”  The article concludes “In this single-group evaluation of 100 patients before and after sphincter augmentation with a magnetic device, exposure to esophageal acid decreased, reflux symptoms improved, and use of proton-pump inhibitors decreased.”  Click here to read full-text.

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