Endoscopic eradication therapy plus reflux control associated with decreased Barrett's recurrence rates
Endoscopic eradication therapy (EET) plus effective reflux control is associated with very low rates of recurrence in patients with Barrett's esophagus. ... Early recognition of suboptimal reflux control is important for the success of EET in practice.
Surgery for a functional disease like reflux hypersensitivity should be considered only with caution. ... A key message from the trial is that true PPI-refractory [gastroesophageal reflux disease] GERD is uncommon: Only 21% of screened patients met the
A 75-year-old woman with longstanding gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) comes to the office with concerns related to her new diagnosis of osteopenia. ... Guidelines recommend that patients with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2014. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may often recur after laparoscopic antireflux surgery, according to a recent study. ... 31, 2014, were included in the study. The main outcome measure, reflux recurrence, was defined as
She reports no nausea, dysphagia, or reflux. She has been taking ranitidine with minimal relief of symptoms. ... Although gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can present with symptoms of chest pain, this patient's pain is also exertional (occurs while
This revealed that 23 patients had esophageal disorders other than gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and that 99 had functional heartburn. ... placebo). The primary outcome was treatment success, defined as a decrease of 50% or more in the
He has frequent nocturnal reflux but has not had odynophagia or dysphagia, and his weight has been stable. ... It is reasonable to consider screening men older than 50 years with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms for more than 5 years and
The patient has persistent cough, which may be an extraesophageal symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) resulting from laryngopharyngeal reflux. ... Ambulatory pH testing, if positive, can help to confirm the diagnosis of GERD and supports
Impedance-pH testing can identify both acid and nonacid reflux. Testing can be done with a 48-hour wireless capsule or 24-hour transnasal catheter to detect active acid reflux. ... A peptic stricture causing solid-food dysphagia may result from untreated
This patient has classic symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the form of heartburn. ... Symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation are strong predictors for the clinical diagnosis of GERD.