SSAT Patient Care Guidelines

  • Published 2007 in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when gastric or duodenal contents back up (reflux) into the esophagus. About 10% of adult Americans have daily symptoms of heartburn. Repeated episodes of reflux can damage the esophageal epithelium leading to esophagitis. A small proportion of patients progress to severe esophagitis. In most cases, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11605-007-0198-8


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