Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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Study Highlights Issues with Antireflux Surgery
A study in JAMA Surgery identified several factors that cause a frequently used antireflux surgery to be unsuccessful.
Does Treatment with Antidepressants Benefit Esophageal Disorders?
A systematic review recently reported that antidepressants were beneficial for GERD patients – curbing esophageal sensation and reducing functional chest pain.
What Happens When Proton Pump Inhibitors Don't Help GERD Symptoms? Part 2
The treatment of gastrointestinal conditions requires not only physical attention, but, in some cases, addressing psychological concerns as well.
What Happens When Proton Pump Inhibitors Don't Help GERD Symptoms?
Many patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease will respond to proton pump inhibitors, but for those who don't the treatment options can vary as much as the symptoms themselves.
Meeting the Challenges of Value Demonstration in GI Practice
“There are only 2 or 3 things I know for sure. Only 2 or 3 things. That’s right. Of course, it’s never the same things, and I’m never as sure as I’d like to be,” nuggets of wisdom (from the novel "Bastard Out of Carolina," by Dorothy Allison) that Thomas Murray, Senior Director of Quality Measurement & Improvement, AGA, shared at the 2015 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

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