Review article: the pathophysiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

  title={Review article: the pathophysiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={Guy E. E. Boeckxstaens},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={26 2},
BACKGROUND Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. AIM To review the current knowledge on the underlying factors contributing to GERD, with particular emphasis on the most recent research. METHODS Literature searches were conducted in Medline and EMBASE. The abstracts from recent large congresses were also reviewed to ensure coverage of the latest findings. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING


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