Gastroesophageal reflux disease: diagnosis and patient selection.

  title={Gastroesophageal reflux disease: diagnosis and patient selection.},
  author={Vikas Singhal and Leena K Khaitan},
  journal={The Indian journal of surgery},
  volume={76 6},
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has a high prevalence worldwide. Recent reports have noted a high prevalence even in Asian countries. GERD significantly affects the quality of life and can present with a wide variety of symptoms. Not all reflux is acid, and non-acid reflux disease can be more difficult to diagnose and can lead to a variety of extra-esophageal symptoms. Although proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are effective in the majority of patients, but they are not without side effects… CONTINUE READING

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