Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Thickened Feedings for Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Bottle-fed infants with gastroesophageal reflux should be given thickened formula feedings.

Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Feed Thickener for Newborn Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Feed thickeners decrease the number of reflux episodes in full-term formula-fed infants. Additionally, full-term formula-fed infants with GER who are given thickeners are more than twice as likely to be asymptomatic compared with infants not receiving thickeners at one to eight weeks of follow-up.

May 15, 2018 Issue
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Mimic of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [Editorials]

Pathologic diseases, besides GERD, are becoming more prevalent and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with symptoms of esophageal dysfunction.

Nov 1, 2017 Issue
Reflux-Cough Syndrome: Guidelines from the ACCP [Practice Guidelines]

In their updated guideline, the American College of Chest Physicians offers recommendations addressing: (1) whether treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) improves cough in patients with chronic cough, and (2) which clinical criteria suggest that chronic cough will respond to therapy.

Oct 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children [Article]

Review the clinical features that differentiate reflux from GERD. Learn the warning signs that require further evaluation and the recommended strategies for conservative management and pharmacotherapy.

Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Pharmacologic Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Among infants younger than 12 months diagnosed with GERD, weak evidence supports the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine H2 antagonists. Among children 12 months and older, studies have shown moderate benefit from PPIs and weak benefit from H2 antagonists for providing symptomatic rel...

May 15, 2015 Issue
Common Questions About the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [Article]

Find out which medications are most effective, when surgery may be indicated, and which patients should be screened for Barrett esophagus and Helicobacter pylori infection, and learn about adverse effects of medications.

Mar 1, 2014 Issue
AAP Releases Guideline for the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a guideline on the management of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children based on recommendations from the North American and European Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. It is important to determine whether th...

Dec 15, 2013 Issue
ACP Publishes Recommendations on Upper Endoscopy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [Practice Guidelines]

Data suggest that upper endoscopy in patients with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is useful only in certain situations. To help physicians avoid the overuse of interventions that have little effect on health outcomes, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recently published re...

Oct 1, 2012 Issue
Managing Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of therapies used to address symptoms and prevent adverse long-term outcomes in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

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