2010 - Review: Laparoscopic fundoplication is better than medical management for some quality-of-life measures in GERD

Romero, Yvonne
September 2010
ACP Journal Club;9/21/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 3, p9
Academic Journal
The article presents a study establishing whether the laparoscopic fundoplication surgery (LFS) is more effective than medical management for some quality-of-life measures recommended in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). According to the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) by S. M. Wileman and colleagues, LFS was beneficial for short-term improvements only. A chart presenting comparison between LFS and medical management for GERD, is also presented.


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