GERD: Practice Essentials

GERD: Practice Essentials

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Overview

About this course

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as symptoms or complications resulting from the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus or beyond, into the oral cavity (including larynx) or lung.  Prevalence is increasing in parts of Asia, and, thus, it is important for health care providers to understand the disease, how it is diagnosed, and which treatment options are available for patients.


Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:
  • Improve their understanding of the pathophysiology, risk factors, presentation, and diagnosis of GERD
  • Review the treatment and management strategies for GERD

Topics covered

  • Overview
    • Pathophysiology
    • Risk factors
    • Clinical presentation
    • Diagnosis
  • Treatment and management
    • Lifestyle modifications
    • Pharmacologic therapy:
      • Protein pump inhibitors
      • H2-receptor blockers
      • Antacids and alginates
      • Potassium competitive acid blockers
    • Surgical or endoscopic therapies

1 CME Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.