Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease

Med Clin North Am. 2005 Mar;89(2):243-91. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2004.08.015.


GERD is ubiquitous throughout the adult population in the United States. It commonly adversely affects quality of life and occasionally causes life-threatening complications. The new and emerging medical and endoscopic therapies for GERD and the new management strategies for BE should dramatically reduce the clinical toll of this disease on society.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / diagnosis*
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / epidemiology
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / physiopathology
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / therapy*
  • Humans