Supplemental Reading

Bennet JR, Castell DO. Overview and symptom assessment. In: Castell DO, Richter JE, editors. The esophagus. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1999. p. 33-43. Caro JJ, Salas M, Ward A. Healing and relapse rates in gastroesophageal reflux disease treated with the newer proton-pump inhibitors lansoprazole, rabeprazole, and pantoprazole compared with omeprazole, ranitidine, and placebo: evidence from randomized clinical trials. Clin Ther 2001;23:998-1017.

Castell DO, Kahrilas PJ, Richter JE, et al. Esomeprazole (40 mg) compared with lansoprazole (30 mg) in the treatment of erosive esophagitis. Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97:575-83.

DeVault KR, Castell DO. Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:1434-42.

Horn J. The proton-pump inhibitors: similarities and differences. Clin Ther 2000;22:266-80.

Khoury RM, Katz PO, Castell DO. Post-prandial ranitidine is superior to post-prandial omeprazole in control of gastric acidity in healthy volunteers. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 1999;13:1211-4.

Tutuian R, Katz PO, Castell DO. A PPI is a PPI is a PPI: lessons from prolonged ambulatory pH monitoring. Gastroenterol 2000;118(Suppl 2):A17.

Vela MF, Tutuian R, Katz PO, Castell DO. Baclofen decreases acid and non-acid post-prandial gastro-oesophageal reflux measured by combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2003;17:243-51.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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