Diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: recommendations of the Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología

Rev Gastroenterol Mex. 2016 Oct-Dec;81(4):208-222. doi: 10.1016/j.rgmx.2016.04.003. Epub 2016 Aug 29.
[Article in English, Spanish]


Emerging concepts in the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the constant technologic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of this clinical condition make it necessary to frequently review and update the clinical guidelines, recommendations, and official statements from the leading academic groups worldwide. The Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología (AMG), aware of this responsibility, brought together national experts in this field to analyze the most recent scientific evidence and formulate a series of practical recommendations to guide and facilitate the diagnostic process and efficacious treatment of these patients. The document includes algorithms, figures, and tables for convenient consultation, along with opinions on GERD management in sensitive populations, such as pregnant women and older adults.

Keywords: Clinical guidelines; Diagnóstico de enfermedad por reflujo gastroesofágico; Gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosis; Gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment; Guías clínicas; Recomendaciones; Recommendations; Tratamiento en enfermedad por reflujo gastroesofágico.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Barrett Esophagus / complications
  • Barrett Esophagus / therapy
  • Female
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / diagnosis*
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mexico
  • Pregnancy