Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults
|Published: September 17, 2012|
|Revised: February 21, 2014|
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common chronic, relapsing condition that carries a risk of significant morbidity and possible mortality from resultant complications. The lack of a gold standard in the diagnosis of GERD presents a clinical dilemma in treating patients with reflux symptomatology. This CME activity provides clinicians a cost-effective and evidence-based strategy in the diagnosis and treatment of GERD reflux disease. The educational material provides useful summaries on practical aspects of care, including an algorithm for steps in diagnosis and treatment, atypical and warning signs, and information on pharmacologic therapy.