Dealing with GERD in several, essentially unproven, ways

October 2008
Medical Device Daily;10/27/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 227, p1
The article focuses on a new report and set of guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association on the lack of rigorous evidence to support the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). According to gastroenterologist Michael Vaezi, the main emphasis of the guidelines is to provide direction for managing patients that do not respond to drug therapies. It is noted that while physicians rely on empirical trials of medications, they are only using their own observations.


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