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The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries

Posted 27 Apr 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 – Seven types of operations, including appendectomy and gall bladder removal, account for four out of five emergency general-surgery deaths in the United States, a new study reports. The procedures are: partial removal of the large or small intestine; surgery to repair a bleeding or torn ulcer; separating abdominal organs that have adhered to each other; appendix ...

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study

Posted 15 Feb 2016 by

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 – A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. They work by lowering the amount of acid produced by the stomach. But German researchers found that people 75 or older who regularly take the medications had a 44 percent ...

Stomach Ulcers Sending Fewer Americans to the Hospital

Posted 11 Aug 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 11 – Recent advances in understanding the cause of severe peptic ulcers, along with better treatments, may be driving a decline in their incidence, a new study indicates. From 1998 to 2005, the number of Americans hospitalized for peptic ulcers – sores in the stomach, esophagus or upper small intestine – dropped by 21 percent, reports a team from the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Peptic Ulcer

Posted 27 Mar 2009 by

-- A peptic ulcer is a sore that occurs in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. A bacterium, called H. pylori, causes the sore to form. While the foods you eat don't cause peptic ulcers, foods can aggravate these sores. Peptic ulcers can be treated with antibiotics and acid-reducing medications. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse lists these common warning signs of ...

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