EM1601D "Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – Evaluation and Management" (IM GR-011516)
This presentation reviews the clinical features, evaluation and management of refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is very common in the United States, affecting 20% of the population. A significant portion of these patients have an incomplete response to standard GERD treatment, with persistent symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation. This presentation reviews the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of refractory GERD.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Understand the pathophysiology of GERD and the factors contributing to refractory GERD.
- Describe the options for evaluation of refractory GERD.
- Understand the options for management of refractory GERD.
Kerry Dunbar, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
- 1.00 AMA