2008 - Laparoscopic surgery was more effective than medical management for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease

Jani, Kalpesh
January 2009
ACP Journal Club;1/1/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study titled "The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of minimal access surgery amongst people with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: A UK collaborative study," conducted by researcher A. Grant and colleagues. It found that in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease, a strategy of early laparoscopic surgery improved quality of life and reduced symptoms more than a strategy of continued medical management at least up to 1 year after surgery.


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