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Physician-authored summaries on the latest research on reflux surgery, editorials on reflux surgery, and perspectives on reflux surgery - drawn from the top medical journals.
- Discontinuation of acid inhibition, particularly by proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), is associated with a transient increase in gastric acid secretion that is thought to result from . . .
- Fossmark R et al., Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2005 Jan 15; 21:149-54.
Surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with improved patient-reported symptoms and quality of life at 5 years, compared with drug treatment, according to...
- April 22, 2013
- Physician's First Watch
- Esophageal acid exposure was significantly reduced in 64% of patients who had the device surgically implanted.
- Ganz RA et al., N Engl J Med 2013 Feb 21; 368:719.
- Compared with medical therapy, surgery was associated with higher rates of continuous remission, but the results are questionable.
- Lundell L et al., Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2009 Dec; 7:1292.
About half of all patients who undergo antireflux surgery require sustained use of antireflux medications.
- April 11, 2006
- David A. Johnson, MD
- General Medicine
- Dominitz JA et al., Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006 Mar; 4:299-305.
- The optimal long-term treatment strategy for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is hotly debated by surgeons and gastroenterologists. Results from a previous cost-effectiveness analysis . . .
- Arguedas MR et al., Am J Gastroenterol 2004 Jun; 99:1023-8.
- Chronic venous leg ulcers are usually managed with wound care and compression sclerotherapy. It is unclear whether surgery can improve on the results of this . . .
- Barwell JR et al., Lancet 2004 Jun 5; 363:1854-9.