Treatment of GERD and Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in the Elderly: Practical Approaches and Frequently Asked Questions

@article{Scholl2011TreatmentOG,
  title={Treatment of GERD and Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in the Elderly: Practical Approaches and Frequently Asked Questions},
  author={Shannon Scholl and Evan S. Dellon and N J Shaheen},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={106},
  pages={386-392}
}
The care of acid-related diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the elderly patient presents challenges not found in younger populations. Concurrent comorbidities, medication interactions, and the physiology of aging all conspire to change the presentation and natural history of these diseases in older patients. Clinicians caring for geriatric patients must therefore be aware of these changes to provide optimal care for GERD and to use acid-suppressive therapies to their… CONTINUE READING

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