Archive for June, 2010

Fighting Hemorrhoids

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Hemorrhoids can become a painful accompaniment to your daily routine

It can happen for seemingly no reason, but it stays and irritates unless something is done about it.  I’m talking about hemorrhoids, a touchy subject with many, but something that inflicts pain on a surprisingly large number of people.  The ways to counteract and prevent this unpleasant ailment may be simpler than you expected.

Posted in: Digestion, General Health, Hemorrhoids | 4 Comments »

Cobiprostone helps prevent Gastric Ulcers from anti-inflammatory drugs

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Digestive Disease Week 2010 in New Orleans

Last month in New Orleans the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) convention was held.   Gastroenterologists nationwide attended DDW to share insight about the ever evolving practice of treating gastrointestinal diseases and research findings that could be potential game-changers. As they say, it was a place for gastroenterologists to turn science into medicine.

The Wall Street Journal reported that during DDW pharmaceutical company Sucampo Pharmaceuticals presented the results of their phase 2 clinical trial of cobiprostone, an investigational drug, for the prevention of gastric ulcers and other gastrointestinal injuries in patients treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  Byron Cryer, M.D., the principal investigator in the trial said, “These data demonstrate that cobiprostone may be a new strategy for prevention of gastrointestinal injury in patients receiving NSAIDs. If successfully developed for this indication, cobiprostone would protect a large number of patients.”

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How to avoid Heartburn symptoms from GERD

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Millions of Americans suffer from Gastroesophoageal Reflux Disease (GERD), more commonly known as acid-reflux or heartburn. Treating the heartburn is easier than you may think: “You don’t always have to avoid your favorite foods,” however Dr. Baradarian suggests better understanding of the disease can help you avoid its painful symptoms.

Common symptoms of heartburn include burning sensation in your lower chest  or even a sour taste in your mouth, although many patients may not experience any symptoms at all.  That’s why it’s important to check with your doctor, like our team of Gastroenterologists, to identify the best treatment which will alleviate your symptoms.

Posted in: Dr. Baradarian, General Health | 3 Comments »