Do endoscopic antireflux procedures fit in the current treatment paradigm of gastroesophageal reflux disease?

@article{Pandolfino2014DoEA,
  title={Do endoscopic antireflux procedures fit in the current treatment paradigm of gastroesophageal reflux disease?},
  author={John E. Pandolfino and K. Ashwath Krishnan},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={544-54}
}
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition requiring considerable medical resources. The mainstay of therapy is proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are effective at reducing acid reflux. In patients who have refractory acid reflux and esophagitis despite high-dose PPI, or are intolerant of the side effects of PPI therapy, surgical fundoplication is the primary therapy. The risk and cost gap between medical therapy and surgery has resulted in substantial interest in less… CONTINUE READING
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