Zinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease?

Zinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease??Amplify’d from http://www.suite101.comZinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease Sep 2, 2010 Pauline Brock Diagram of Esophagus and Stomach - Wikimedia Commons Zinc salts may be a better choice for treating acid reflux disease and heartburn than proton pump inhibitor drugs currently widely prescribed. A study entitled "Zinc Salts Provide a … Continue reading Zinc Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease?

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Zinc; An Antacid? Who Knew?

Zinc; An Antacid? Who Knew? Yale University Researchers show that * ZINC * offers a novel rapid and prolonged therapy to Blocks Gastric Acid in human and rat models.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAm J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan;106(1):62-70. Epub 2010 Aug 24.Zinc salts provide a novel, prolonged and rapid inhibition of gastric acid secretion.Kirchhoff P, Socrates T, Sidani … Continue reading Zinc; An Antacid? Who Knew?

Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes

Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes Emerging data suggest that bariatric surgery results in substantial improvements in glycemia, blood pressure, and cholesterol; weight loss is durable; survival may be improved; and surgical risks are low.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comThe Great Debate: Medicine or Surgery: Type 2 Diabetes: A Surgical Disease?Type 2 Diabetes: A Surgical Disease?The ongoing diabetes epidemic, the … Continue reading Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes

Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes

Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes Emerging data suggest that bariatric surgery results in substantial improvements in glycemia, blood pressure, and cholesterol; weight loss is durable; survival may be improved; and surgical risks are low.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comThe Great Debate: Medicine or Surgery: Mechanisms of Weight Loss after Bariatric SurgeryMechanisms of Weight Loss after Bariatric SurgeryThe effectiveness of … Continue reading Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes

Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes

Emerging data suggest that bariatric surgery results in substantial improvements in glycemia, blood pressure, and cholesterol; weight loss is durable; survival may be improved; and surgical risks are low.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comFrom Diabetes Care The Great Debate: Medicine or SurgeryWhat Is Best for the Patient With Type 2 Diabetes?David Lautz, MD; Florencia Halperin, MD; Ann Goebel-Fabbri, … Continue reading Surgery Can Resolve Diabetes

Pediatric bariatric surgery: a review

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pediatric bariatric surgery: a systematic reviewAmplify’d from onlinelibrary.wiley.comKeywords:bariatric;obesity;paediatric;surgerySummaryStrong evidence for successful and cost-effective obesity management strategies is still generally lacking, leading the medical profession to rely increasingly on surgical options to treat obesity in children and adolescents. We performed a systematic review to examine the effectiveness of surgical interventions to treat … Continue reading Pediatric bariatric surgery: a review

Gabapentin for Effective Postop Pain

Gabapentin for Effective Postoperative PainAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Refract Surg. 2011 Feb 28:1-5. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20110210-01. [Epub ahead of print]Gabapentin for Postoperative Pain After Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.Lichtinger A, Purcell TL, Schanzlin DJ, Chayet AS.AbstractPURPOSE: To determine whether treatment with oral gabapentin reduces postoperative pain after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blind, … Continue reading Gabapentin for Effective Postop Pain

Gabapentin=Helps with Post Op Pain

Gabapentin (Brand names: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Neurontin)Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 May 12;(5):CD008183.Single dose oral gabapentin for established acute postoperative pain in adults.Straube S, Derry S, Moore RA, Wiffen PJ, McQuay HJ.Department of Occupational and Social Medicine, University of Göttingen, Waldweg 37 B, Göttingen, Germany, D-37073.AbstractBACKGROUND: Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug, also used in … Continue reading Gabapentin=Helps with Post Op Pain

Plavix Increases Post Op Bleeding!

Plavix, clopidogrel use within 7 days of an operation significantly increased the risk of postoperative bleeding! Plavix, clopidogrel cessation 7 days before operation is recommendedAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govArch Surg. 2011 Mar;146(3):334-9.Cessation of clopidogrel before major abdominal procedures.Chernoguz A, Telem DA, Chu E, Ozao-Choy J, Tammaro Y, Divino CM.Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5 … Continue reading Plavix Increases Post Op Bleeding!

Good Vitamins/Bad Vitamins

Niacin good/antioxidant vitamins not so muchAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govN Engl J Med. 2001 Nov 29;345(22):1583-92.Simvastatin and niacin, antioxidant vitamins, or the combination for the prevention of coronary disease.Brown BG, Zhao XQ, Chait A, Fisher LD, Cheung MC, Morse JS, Dowdy AA, Marino EK, Bolson EL, Alaupovic P, Frohlich J, Albers JJ.Department of Medicine, University of Washington … Continue reading Good Vitamins/Bad Vitamins