Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


Publishing date
20 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 May 2013

Lead Editor

1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan

2Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea

3Department of Medicine, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan


Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Description

Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is one of the most common disorders in medical practice. It is the most common gastrointestinal diagnosis recorded during visits to outpatient clinics in the United States. Apart from the economic burden of the disease and its impact on the quality of life, GERD is the most common predisposing factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Recently, many important issues have emerged regarding the classification, pathogenesis, natural history, and treatment of GERD. Although proton pump inhibitors are effective in relieving reflux symptoms during initial treatment, most GERD patients need long-term treatment for frequent relapses after discontinuing acid inhibition therapy. This has led to great interest in new endoscopic therapies for the treatment of the disease. However, most of them were withdrawn soon after introduction due to the lack of long-term effects or the development of severe side effects. With regard to the diagnosis of GERD, patients with refractory reflux symptoms and normal upper endoscopy are more difficult to diagnose and treat. Combined 24 h pH and impedance monitoring allows classifying the patients as having true nonerosive reflux disease (NERD), hypersensitive esophagus, or functional heartburn and is helpful for further management of the patients.

The main focus of the special issue will focus on recent advances in the treatment of erosive esophagitis, NERD, and Barrett's esophagus. The emerging diagnostic methods, pharmacological treatments, and endoscopic therapies for GERD will be also introduced. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathogenesis of GERD
  • Current algorithms for the treatment of GERD
  • Update of NERD
  • Management of refractory GERD
  • Endoscopic therapy for Barrett's esophagus
  • Esophageal pH impedance monitoring in patients with therapy-resistant reflux symptoms

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 709620
  • - Editorial

Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Ping-I Hsu | Nayoung Kim | ... | Deng-Chyang Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 783815
  • - Review Article

Stretta Radiofrequency Treatment for GERD: A Safe and Effective Modality

Mark Franciosa | George Triadafilopoulos | Hiroshi Mashimo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 480325
  • - Clinical Study

The Frequencies of Gastroesophageal and Extragastroesophageal Symptoms in Patients with Mild Erosive Esophagitis, Severe Erosive Esophagitis, and Barrett’s Esophagus in Taiwan

Sung-Shuo Kao | Wen-Chih Chen | ... | Wei-Chen Tai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 653989
  • - Review Article

Current Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nonerosive Reflux Disease

Chien-Lin Chen | Ping-I Hsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 481417
  • - Review Article

Antireflux Endoluminal Therapies: Past and Present

Kuo Chao Yew | Seng-Kee Chuah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 714564
  • - Review Article

Pharmacological Therapy of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Preterm Infants

Luigi Corvaglia | Caterina Monari | ... | Giacomo Faldella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 983653
  • - Review Article

Current Pharmacological Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Yao-Kuang Wang | Wen-Hung Hsu | ... | Chao-Hung Kuo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 863527
  • - Review Article

Surgical Management of Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hope T. Jackson | Timothy D. Kane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 181604
  • - Clinical Study

Duodenal Tube Feeding: An Alternative Approach for Effectively Promoting Weight Gain in Children with Gastroesophageal Reflux and Congenital Heart Disease

Seiko Kuwata | Yoichi Iwamoto | ... | Hideaki Senzaki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 504816
  • - Research Article

Changes in Ghrelin-Related Factors in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Rats

Miwa Nahata | Yayoi Saegusa | ... | Hiroshi Takeda
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