ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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.
Pathologic diseases, besides GERD, are becoming more prevalent and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with symptoms of esophageal dysfunction.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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)?
May 15, 2011 Issue
Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus? Yes: Men with Long-standing Reflux Symptoms Should Be Screened with Endoscopy [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
Although screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus is controversial, the latest evidence supports this approach to decrease morbidity and mortality. Carefully evaluating patients with reflux symptoms and stratifying them based on known risk factors has the potential to result in decreased c...