Journal of Liver: Disease & TransplantationISSN: 2325-9612

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Review Article, J Liver Dis Transplant Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Current Evaluation and Management

Maxwell M Chait*
Columbia Doctors Medical Group, Hartsdale, NY 10530, United States
Corresponding author : Maxwell M Chait, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE
Columbia Doctors Medical Group, 180 East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530, United States
Tel: +1-914-725-2010; Fax: +1-91726488
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 10, 2012 Accepted: September 21, 2012 Published: September 22, 2012
Citation: Chait MM (2012) Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Current Evaluation and Management. J Liver: Dis Transplant 1:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9612.1000103

Abstract

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Current Evaluation and Management

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common upper gastrointestinal disorder in the westernized countries. The worldwide incidence of GERD is increasing as the incidence of H.Pylori is decreasing. There are a variety of esophageal and extraesophageal complications that may be potentially life threatening. Esophageal complications include erosive esophagitis, esophageal stricture, Barrett’s esophagus and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Extraesophageal complications include atypical chest pain that can simulate angina pectoris; ear, nose, and throat (ENT) manifestations.

Keywords: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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