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Gastroenterology. 2018 Jan;154(2):267-276. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.07.045. Epub 2017 Aug 3.

Presentation and Epidemiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

Author information

1
Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. Electronic address: Jrichte1@health.usf.edu.
2
Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Barrett's Esophagus Program, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, and leads to substantial morbidity, though associated mortality is rare. The prevalence of GERD symptoms appeared to increase until 1999. Risk factors for complications of GERD include advanced age, male sex, white race, abdominal obesity, and tobacco use. Most patients with GERD present with heartburn and effortless regurgitation. Coexistent dysphagia is considered an alarm symptom, prompting evaluation. There is substantial overlap between symptoms of GERD and those of eosinophilic esophagitis, functional dyspepsia, and gastroparesis, posing a challenge for patient management.

KEYWORDS:

Barrett’s Esophagus; Erosive Esophagitis; Esophageal Stricture

PMID:
28780072
PMCID:
PMC5797499
[Available on 2019-01-01]
DOI:
10.1053/j.gastro.2017.07.045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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