Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Clinical Characteristics, Management and Long-Term Outcomes

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Larry P. Cornett (Editor)

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder affecting approximately more than 10% of the population. GERD is highly heterogeneous in terms of varied manifestations, test findings and treatment responsiveness. The invasive treatment options for GERD have now greatly expanded from just the Nissen Fundoplication to various other options such as other minimally invasive options like the Lower Esophageal augmentation with a magnetic device, and multiple endoscopic options like Radiofrequency ablation, Trans-oral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) etc.

Treatment options require an understanding of the patho-physiology of GERD, which is discussed in chapter one of this book. Chapter two studies the clinical practices for extra-esophageal reflux and explores the outcomes. Chapter three reviews extraesophageal reflux and sleep microarchitecture disturbance and excessive daytime sleepiness. Chapter four discusses osteopathic manipulative therapy. The final chapter provides updated research on the surgical treatment options for GERD and their long-term outcomes.
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Table of Contents

Preface
pp. vii-x

Chapter 1
Patho-physiology of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
(Vikas Singhal, Consultant- Minimal Access, GI and Bariatric Surgery, Jaypee Hospital, Noida, India)
pp. 1-8

Chapter 2
Clinical Practice for Extra-Esophageal Reflux and the Outcome
(Zhi-Wei, Ji-Min Wu, and Zhong-Gao Wang, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Department, The Second Artillery General Hospital PLA, Beijing, China, and others)
pp. 9-28

Chapter 3
Extraesophageal Reflux and Sleep Microarchitecture Disturbance and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
(Wilfried Böhning, and Else Briese, Sleep Medicine Centre Karl-Hansen-Klinik, Bad Lippspringe, Germany)
pp. 29-44

Chapter 4
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
(Leonardo Rios Diniz, and Wagner Rodrigues Martins, Brazilian Institue of Osteopaathic, University of Brasília, Brazil)
pp. 45-52

Chapter 5
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Update in the Surgical Approach and Long-Term Outcome
(Jaime Ruiz-Tovar and Carolina Llavero, Department of Surgery. University Hospital Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, and others)
pp. 53-62

Chapter 6
Bibliography
pp. 63-86

Index
pp. 87-94

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