Elaine F Soffer

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Parenteral control of gastric acid hypersecretion in conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) or idiopathic gastric acid hypersecretion is necessary perioperatively or when oral medications cannot be taken for other reasons (e.g., during chemotherapy, acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, or in intensive care unit settings). (More)
OBJECTIVES:No North American randomized study has compared ulcer rebleeding rates after endoscopic hemostasis in high-risk patients treated with high-dose intravenous (IV) proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or IV histamine-2 receptor antagonists. Our hypothesis was that ulcer rebleeding with IV pantoprazole (PAN) would be lower than with IV ranitidine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate symptom improvement in 53 children (aged 5-11 years) with endoscopically proven gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treated with pantoprazole (10, 20 and 40 mg) using the GERD Assessment of Symptoms in Pediatrics Questionnaire. METHODS The GERD Assessment of Symptoms in Pediatrics Questionnaire was used to measure the frequency(More)
An age-appropriate questionnaire (GASP-Q) was used to assess the frequency and severity of the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms: abdominal/belly pain, chest pain/heartburn, pain after eating, nausea, burping/belching, vomiting/regurgitation, choking when eating, and difficulty swallowing, in adolescents age 12 to 16 years. The primary(More)
OBJECTIVES:In patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) or other conditions requiring oral doses of proton pump inhibitors, it frequently becomes necessary to use parenterally administered gastric acid inhibitors. However, i.v. histamine-2 receptor antagonists are not effective at usual doses and lose their effectiveness because of tachyphlaxis. With(More)
OBJECTIVE:Maintenance proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy is effective for gastric acid hypersecretory states, although data with pantoprazole are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of long term p.o. pantoprazole in individuals with hypersecretion.METHODS:All subjects had Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or idiopathic(More)
BACKGROUND Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and idiopathic hypersecretion are gastrointestinal hypersecretory conditions requiring long-term maintenance. AIMS The safety and efficacy data for short-term (6-month) treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and idiopathic hypersecretion with oral pantoprazole were previously published. This study extends the initial(More)
and in the evaluation of disease management programs to capture the full impact of disease on patients’ lives. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire-Crohn’s (TSQ-C). Methods: The 36-item questionnaire was validated in CD patients treated with 5-aminosalicylic acid derivatives.(More)
AIM To demonstrate the pharmacodynamic comparability between oral 40 mg pantoprazole delayed-release granules and tablets. METHODS This was a multicentre, randomized, open-label, 2-period, 2-sequence, 9-week crossover study in patients aged 18-65 years with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and documented erosive oesophagitis. The primary endpoint was a(More)
Under normal physiological conditions, gastric acid production is controlled by a negative feedback mechanism. Proton pump inhibitors, such as pantoprazole, inhibit gastric acid secretion by irreversibly binding and inactivating luminally active hydrogen potassium ATPase. Recovery of acid production after treatment with a proton pump inhibitor is driven by(More)