[No standalone website (unbranded, no questionnaire)] A Study of Subjects With Psoriatic Arthritis to Investigate the Effectiveness of Adalimumab Introduction Compared With Methotrexate Dose Escalation (CONTROL)

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Comparison of Neobianacid® clinical efficacy to omeprazole in relief of heartburn or epigastric pain

Who can take part?

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:

Inclusion criteria
  1. GERD) or whose symptoms are consistent with a clinical diagnosis of uncomplicated GERD. - Patients who have been already diagnosed with uncomplicated Epigastric Pain Syndrome (
  2. EPS) or whose symptoms are consistent with a clinical diagnosis of uncomplicated EPS according to Rome III criteria. 3. A gastroscopy is to be performed if not already performed during the previous 3 years and the symptomatology is unchanged. 4. Patients having a VAS score ≥ 30mm and ≤ 70mm (VAS related to heartburn/ epigastric
  3. pain) for at least 6 out of 14 days preceding the screening visit. 5. Postmenopausal women i.e. women who have not experienced a menstrual bleed for a minimum of 12 months or women who have undergone surgical sterilization (tubal closure or ovaries removal). Otherwise, necessity for women of childbearing potential to follow a reliable contraceptive treatment. 6. Ability of the patients (in the Investigator's
  4. opinion) to comprehend the full nature and purpose of the study including possible risks and side effects. 7. Patients who agree not to alter their diet in any way for the duration of the trial and to maintain it at steady state. 8. Patients who agree not to make any major lifestyle changes during the trial. 9. Consent to the study and willing to comply with all its procedures. 10. Chronic therapies (if not related to the gastroenterological pathologies object of the study, according to the opinion of
  5. Investigator) are allowed, if the regimen is maintained stable during the whole study.
Exclusion criteria
  1. pain) for at least 6 out of 14 days preceding the screening visit. 3. Patient presenting one of the following condition: 1. anemia; 2. chronic gastrointestinal bleeding; 3. antibiotic use, including antifungal and antimalarial medication within 2 months preceding the start of the study; 4. progressive unintentional weight loss; 5. persistent or recurrent vomiting; 6. epigastric mass; 7. acute episode with dyspnea, diaphoresis, or tachycardia; 8. anorexia; 9. nausea or vomiting; 10. dysphagia or odynophagia. 4. Patients under triple therapy or eradication therapy against Helicobacter pylori. 5. Patients using any drugs that could affect symptoms, such as NSAIDS, antacids, anti- secretory agents including proton pump inhibitors (other than the study
  2. products) and histamine H2-receptor antagonists or prokinetic or antiulcer agents, gastric mucosal protectants, anticholinergics and/or cholinergic agents. Moreover, the patients will be asked to avoid any drugs of the above mentioned since the beginning of the study (since pre-screening
  3. visit) until the end of the study. 6. Patients with the presence of the following conditions: erosive GERD, Barrett's oesophagus or oesophageal stricture, active or healing gastroduodenal ulcer (except
  4. scars) or any other GI disease, which is not mentioned in the inclusion criteria; history of gastric, duodenal or esophageal surgery; malignant disease of any kind; gallstone. Any chronic disease that may affect the gastrointestinal upper tract. 7. Patients with clinically significant liver disease (AST/SGOT, ALT/SGPT >2 upper limits of normal). 8. Patients with clinically significant renal disease (serum creatinine >1.5 mg/dl). 9. Patient having any other conditions or disease that the Investigator will consider non-appropriate to the study (any severe disease of another major body system other than GI tract). 10. Patients with porphyria, hypophosphatemia, cachexia. 11. Pregnant or nursing women or women planning to become pregnant during the study. 12. Patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. 13. Known hypersensitivity or intolerance to any components of the study products or rescue medication. 14. Subjects presenting contraindications to the study products or rescue medication, according to concerning Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPC), e.g. for omeprazole, patients suffering from rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, Glucose Galactose Malabsorption (
  5. GGM) or sucrase-isomaltase deficiency. 15. Patients being treated with any drug whose pharmacokinetics can interfere with the intake of omeprazole or magaldrate (e.g., for omeprazole, the active substances known as CYP2C19 or CYP3A4 inhibitors, as clarithromycin and voriconazole, or inductors, as rifampicin and St. John's wort, Hypericum, or
  6. both) or with any drug with which omeprazole, neobianacid or magaldrate are able to interact. 16. Patient participating to any investigational drug trial within 4 weeks before screening.

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