Maintenance treatment with proton pump inhibitors for reflux esophagitis in pediatric patients: a systematic literature analysis.

@article{Illueca2010MaintenanceTW,
  title={Maintenance treatment with proton pump inhibitors for reflux esophagitis in pediatric patients: a systematic literature analysis.},
  author={Marta Illueca and B{\"o}rje Wernersson and Catherine Henderson and P. Lundborg},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={733-40}
}
OBJECTIVES Short-term treatment with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is effective for healing reflux esophagitis and improving reflux symptoms in pediatric patients. Our aim was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of maintenance PPI treatment after healing of reflux esophagitis in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Systematic searches of MEDLINE, Excerpta Medica database, and recent conference abstracts. RESULTS Five studies evaluated the efficacy of PPI maintenance therapy (6- to… CONTINUE READING