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Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy

Specialty: General Medicine
San Francisco, California
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Osteoporosis, GERD and Proton Pump Inhibitor's by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (bold print from the FDA web site) Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI): Class Labeling Change including Nexium, Dexilant, Prilosec, Zegerid, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex, ... Read on »
Vagus Nerve and Neurogenic Inflammation: Their Role in GERD by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The autonomic nervous system (ANS or visceral nervous system) is part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level ... Read on »
Vagus Nerve and Neurogenic Inflammation by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The autonomic nervous system (ANS or visceral nervous system) is part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level ... Read on »
Back Pain and GERD...Are They Connected? by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is an intriguing, mystifying subject but I have found numerous examples of back pain resolution concurrent with eradication of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms. Te ... Read on »
Unrecognized Symptoms of GERD by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A man in his 60s came when his dentist discovered dental enamel was being eroded by acid. He neither tasted nor felt the acid. He denies ever having had heartburn or in ... Read on »
GERD, Heartburn and the FDA by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) has become inescapably linked with heartburn and indigestion largely because of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations re ... Read on »
Reilly's syndrome. by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Reilly's syndrome. Synonyms: Reilly's phenomenon, splanchnic vasoplegia, sympathetic irritation syndrome. A syndrome in which experimental irritation of the sympath ... Read on »
Reilly's syndrome, Neurogenic Inflammation and Gastric Asthma by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Reilly's syndrome (page 258) Illustrated Dictionary of Eponymic Syndromes and Diseases and their Synonyms by Stanley Jablonski (National Library of Medicine) Synonym ... Read on »
Halitosis and GERD by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Could bad breath be an unidentified complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Bacterial overgrowth from a mucus-rich environment can cause halitosis. In ... Read on »
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Treated for GERD Survive Longer by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (7/21/2011) reported use of reflux medications was an independent predictor of improved x-ray findings as ... Read on »
Back Pain and GERD????? by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Four recent cases of extraordinary outcomes that share the fact they no longer require narcotics for back pain control. 1) cc: 70 y/o female chief complaint: for y ... Read on »
Letter to National Institute of Health by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine To the National Institute of Health If you recall I have documented over 20 cases of esophageal specialized intestinal metaplasaia that have shown normalization w ... Read on »
Silent/Atypical GERD......The Great Masquerader by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A family member had struggled with minor respiratory issues for 20 years. While home from college, in the cold Thanksgiving air, on a short walk in the neighborhood, sh ... Read on »
Sinusitis Caused by Acid Instillation into Lower Esophagus by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Gastrosource reported October, 2010, “...sinusitis was induced in healthy volunteers by introducing hydrochloric acid into the lower esophagus”. This explains chroni ... Read on »
What about P.P.I. Side Effects? by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A "new" study was recently released and made the CBS NEWS and others. What I've seen so far is not new information. Some is actually "junk science"...i.e., clostridium ... Read on »
Why Didn't MY DOCTOR tell me? by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is becoming MORE common in our society. And this statement is made despite the fact that I meet people of all ages that have GERD ... Read on »
"Insomnia-What Role Might GERD Play?" by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The numbers of sleep associated issues related to GERD are impressive BUT in my experience they are routinely ignored or overlooked. GERD patients can present (with or ... Read on »
Association of GERD and Atrial Fibrillation by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have, in my clinical practice, found an association with cardiac arrythmia and GERD. One source previously found 78% of patients in atrial fibrillation WHO HAD NO REA ... Read on »
GERD cases: Unusual Signs/Symptoms by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine _A ten year old boy with "photosensitivity" for several years; several doctors(?) suggested treatment with Benadryl and sunblock which failed to give relief. His "condition" w ... Read on »
Hives: Idiopathic Urticaria Associated with GERD by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine October 22, 2003 Dr. Kurt Barrett 1695 M-66 Athens, MI 49011 Dear Dr. Barrett, Since I have not had to come in and see you lately, I wanted to write this le ... Read on »