Magnetic device implant may work to reduce GERD, study suggests

10/9/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A study of 100 patients who had a magnetic device laparoscopically implanted in their lower esophageal sphincter area found the treatment was safe and effective for reducing gastroesophageal reflux disease. Researchers at the University of Milano Medical School in Italy found median heartburn scores for these patients decreased and 85% were able to discontinue daily use of proton pump inhibitors.

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