Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


Publishing date
10 May 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
21 Dec 2012

1Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA

2University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

3Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Diogo de Faria, 1087 São Paulo, Brazil

4Giovanni e Paolo Hospital, ULSS 12 Ospedale SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Castello, 6777 Venezia, Italy

5Loyola University Medical Center, USA


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Description

In recent years, we have witnessed dramatic advancements in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For instance, endoscopic ablation techniques have been introduced as an effective means for eradicating Barrett's esophagus. Similarly, the treatment of paraesophageal hernias has also drastically changed over the last decade. However, controversial technical aspects of this management still persist and have been heightened by the wide array of meshes becoming available for the repair of the hiatus. In addition, treatment of GERD is very controversial in special situations, such as in patients with end-stage lung diseases, morbid obesity, and in those with atypical (laryngeal) manifestations. Finally, newer technologies have been introduced into the clinical arena with the goal to provide a better diagnosis of GERD expecially in those patients in which conventional medical treatment has failed.

The main focus of this special issue will be to provide an overview of recent technical developments and analyze current controversies and long-term results of current management strategies of GERD with the goal to present a modern approach to the diverse spectrum of GERD. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last five years. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnosis of GERD
  • Medical and surgical treatment of GERD: indications and results
  • Partial versus total fundoplication as minimally invasive treatment for GERD
  • GERD and obesity: a challenging therapeutical problem
  • GERD and Barrett's esophagus
  • Modern treatment of Barrett's esophagus
  • GERD and end-stage lung diseases
  • GERD and paraesophageal hernias
  • GERD and atypical (laryngeal) manifestations

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 760750
  • - Editorial

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gaurav V. Kulkarni | Fernando A. M. Herbella | P. Marco Fisichella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 691026
  • - Research Article

Dietary Intake and Risk for Reflux Esophagitis: A Case-Control Study

Ping Wu | Xiao-Hu Zhao | ... | Shu-Chang Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 148086
  • - Review Article

Biomarkers for Gastroesophageal Reflux in Respiratory Diseases

Össur Ingi Emilsson | Þórarinn Gíslason | ... | Ísleifur Ólafsson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 643084
  • - Review Article

GERD—Barrett—Adenocarcinoma: Do We Have Suitable Prognostic and Predictive Molecular Markers?

Romana Illig | Eckhard Klieser | ... | Daniel Neureiter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 419375
  • - Clinical Study

The Diagnostic Significance of Coapplying a Rabeprazole Test with the SF-36 for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Ying Chen | Feng Wang | ... | Shuchang Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 936792
  • - Research Article

Lifestyle Characteristics and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Population-Based Study in Albania

Lulzim Çela | Bledar Kraja | ... | Genc Burazeri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 736486
  • - Clinical Study

Extraesophageal Reflux: What Is the Best Parameter for pH-Monitoring Data Analysis from the Perspective of Patient Response to Proton Pump Inhibitors?

Karol Zelenik | Petr Matousek | ... | Pavel Kominek
Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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CiteScore1.940
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