Medical therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease in 2007 Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Histamine H2 Antagonists
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors

abstract

  • Maximizing therapy for the patient with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and optimizing efficacy of available agents in the difficult or refractory patient requires an understanding of antisecretory pharmacology and pharmacodynamics. Recent studies raise issues related to potential side effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Non-acid reflux and its potential association with symptoms must be considered in the management of refractory patients. Medical therapy of GERD is discussed, emphasizing optimizing antisecretory therapy, reviewing recent studies addressing potential side effects of PPIs and options for treatment of non-acid reflux.

publication date

  • September 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 18192955

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 193

end page

  • 203

volume

  • 7

number

  • 4