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EsophyX TIF Procedure is Superior to Maximum Dose PPI Therapy

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on May 30, 2013 12:30:00 AM

As reported by Medscape, according to research presented at the Digestive Disease Week meeting, “patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might benefit more from transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) than from continued treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs).” The study’s lead author Karim Trad, MD, said, “In this study, transoral incisionless fundoplication was superior to maximal-dose PPIs in eliminating daily troublesome typical and atypical symptoms in selected patients.” Dr. Trad added that the findings “establish for the first time that, for some patients, the procedure is better than maximal-dose PPI therapy for controlling a range of GERD symptoms.”

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

hiatal hernia, fundoplication, LINX, GERD, atypical reflux, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, esophageal cancer

Smoking Increases Risk of Colon Cancer

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 22, 2013 11:42:00 AM

Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study


Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say
By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter 

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Diet Can Help Heal Chronic Anal Fissures

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on May 22, 2013 11:13:00 AM

As published in Reuters Health News, diet may help heal anal fissures. 

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

high fiber, fecal incontinence, anal fissures

Vegetarian, Vegan or Just Making Better Choices?

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 2, 2013 9:32:00 AM

Washington Post article, published here, brings to light that making healthier choices in food does not have to be labeled. 

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, Obesity, dietary suggestions, high fiber