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New data from University of Southern California

July 15, 2015 via University of Southern California

New study demonstrates LINX® safety and efficacy rivals laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Study authors conclude LINX is as effective as Nissen in controlling reflux, with fewer side effects.

Torax Medical, Inc. announced today the release of new data from the University of Southern California's Keck Medicine, a leading institution in the diagnosis and treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The retrospective study, led by Dr. John C. Lipham, compared the LINX® Reflux Management System (LINX) to the standard of care of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) in similar patient populations.

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A "bracelet" made of magnetic titanium beads has greatly improved the lives of some chronic heartburn sufferers. It's implanted at the base of the esophagus and reinforces the weakened muscle that allows acid to splash back up.

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