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Level: Meta-analyses, Systematic reviews, Practice guidelines: 140 Abstracts

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Boeckxstaens GE, Zaninotto G, Richter JE, Lancet. 2014 Jan 4;383(9911):83-93. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60651-0. Epub 2013 Jul 17.

Comments: Very important overview of Achalasia.


Barrett esophagus and risk of esophageal cancer: a clinical review.
Spechler SJ., JAMA. 2013 Aug 14;310(6):627-36. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.226450.

Comments: The annual risk of esophageal cancer is approximately 0.25% for patients without dysplasia and 6% for patients with high-grade dysplasia. Endoscopic screening: for Barrett esophagus without dysplasia at intervals of 3 to 5 yrs. Endoscopic eradication therapy is the treatment of choice for high-grade dysplasia and is an option for low-grade dysplasia. Endoscopic eradication therapy is not recommended for the general population with nondysplastic Barrett esophagus.


Outcomes of treatment for achalasia depend on manometric subtype.
Rohof WO, Salvador R, Annese V, Bruley des Varannes S, Chaussade S, Costantini M,Elizalde JI, Gaudric M, Smout AJ, Tack J, Busch OR, Zaninotto G, Boeckxstaens GE., Gastroenterology. 2013 Apr;144(4):718-25; quiz e13-4. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2012.12.027. Epub 2012 Dec 28.

Comments: Success rates in achalasia type II are significantly higher with pneumatic dilation (PD); type III can probably best be treated by laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM)


Cigarette smoking increases risk of Barrett's esophagus: an analysis of theBarrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium.
Cook MB, Shaheen NJ, Anderson LA, Giffen C, Chow WH, Vaughan TL, Whiteman DC, Corley DA., Gastroenterology. 2012 Apr;142(4):744-53. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2011.12.049. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

Comments: Cigarette smoking is implicated in the etiology of esophageal adenocarcinoma, and has now been shown to predispose to Barrett's esophagus with a RR of 1,6 in 5 case-control studies comparing 1059 subjects with Barrett's esophagus with 1332 from the reflux disease controls, and with 1143 population-based controls.Increasing pack-years of smoking increased the risk for Barrett's esophagus, and there was a synergy between ever-smoking and heartburn or regurgitation


Targeting unlesioned pharyngeal motor cortex improves swallowing in healthyindividuals and after dysphagic stroke.
Michou E, Mistry S, Jefferson S, Singh S, Rothwell J, Hamdy S., Gastroenterology. 2012 Jan;142(1):29-38. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2011.09.040. Epub 2011 Sep 29.

Comments: Patients with stroke experience swallowing problems (dysphagia); increased risk of aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, and dehydration; and have increased mortality. A new neurostimulation technique (paired associative stimulation [PAS]), combining peripheral pharyngeal (electrical) with cortical stimulation (of the unlesioned brain) demonstrated beneficial neurophysiological and behavioral effects on swallowing function determined by videofluoroscopy in healthy individuals and patients with dysphagia from stroke. Further investigation into the use of neurostimulation is warranted.


American Gastroenterological Association Medical Position Statement on the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Kahrilas PJ, Shaheen NJ, Vaezi MF, Hiltz SW, Black E, Modlin IM, Johnson SP, Allen J, Brill JV, American Gastroenterological Association, Gastroenterology. 2008 Oct;135(4):1383-1391, 1391.e1-5


Review article: the role of surgery in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
N Vakil, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Jun 15:1365-72


The acid pocket: a target for treatment in reflux disease?
Kahrilas PJ(1), McColl K, Fox M, O'Rourke L, Sifrim D, Smout AJ, Boeckxstaens G., Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul;108(7):1058-64. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2013.132. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

Comments: The discovery of the "acid pocket", an area of unbuffered gastric acid that accumulates in the proximal stomach after meals and serves as the reservoir for acid reflux in healthy individuals and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients. However, there are differentiating features between these populations in the size and position.


Esophageal sphincter device for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Ganz RA, Peters JH, Horgan S, Bemelman WA, Dunst CM, Edmundowicz SA, Lipham JC,Luketich JD, Melvin WS, Oelschlager BK, Schlack-Haerer SC, Smith CD, Smith CC, Dunn D, Taiganides PA., N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 21;368(8):719-27. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1205544.


Upper endoscopy for gastroesophageal reflux disease: best practice advice fromthe clinical guidelines committee of the American College of Physicians.
Shaheen NJ, Weinberg DS, Denberg TD, Chou R, Qaseem A, Shekelle P; ClinicalGuidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians., Ann Intern Med. 2012 Dec 4;157(11):808-16. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-11-201212040-00008.


Management of Helicobacter pylori infection--the Maastricht IV/ FlorenceConsensus Report.
Malfertheiner P, Megraud F, O'Morain CA, Atherton J, Axon AT, Bazzoli F, Gensini GF, Gisbert JP, Graham DY, Rokkas T, El-Omar EM, Kuipers EJ; European Helicobacter Study Group., Gut. 2012 May;61(5):646-64. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-302084.

Comments: European Helicobacter Study Group:Very important statements for the management of Helicobacter pylori infection--the Maastricht IV/ Florence Consensus Report


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy versus nasogastric tube feeding for adultswith swallowing disturbances.
Gomes CA Jr, Lustosa SA, Matos D, Andriolo RB, Waisberg DR, Waisberg J., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Mar 14;3:CD008096. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008096.pub3.

Comments: When the normal passage of food along the digestive tract is hampered, feeding via a nasogastric tube (NGT) or via percutaneous endoscopy gastrostomy (PEG) is possible. The evaluation of 9 randomised controlled studies demonstrated a slightly lower intervention failure in the PEG (12 %) than in the NGT (23%) group (P = 0.01). There was no significant difference in complications.


Lansoprazole for children with poorly controlled asthma: a randomized controlled trial.
Writing Committee for the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical ResearchCenters, Holbrook JT, Wise RA, Gold BD, Blake K, Brown ED, Castro M, Dozor AJ,Lima JJ, Mastronarde JG, Sockrider MM, Teague WG., JAMA. 2012 Jan 25;307(4):373-81. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.2035.

Comments: In this trial of children with poorly controlled asthma without symptoms of GER who were using inhaled corticosteroids, the addition of lansoprazole, compared with placebo, improved neither symptoms nor lung function but was associated with increased adverse events.


Positive effect of abdominal breathing exercise on gastroesophageal refluxdisease: a randomized, controlled study.
Eherer AJ, Netolitzky F, Högenauer C, Puschnig G, Hinterleitner TA, Scheidl S,Kraxner W, Krejs GJ, Hoffmann KM., Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Mar;107(3):372-8. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.420. Epub 2011 Dec 6.

Comments: In 10 patients with non-erosive GERD or healed esophagitis, actively training the diaphragm by breathing exercise coud improve GERD as assessed by pH-metry, QoL scores and PPI usage


A double-blind sham-controlled study of the effect of radiofrequency energy onsymptoms and distensibility of the gastro-esophageal junction in GERD.
Arts J, Bisschops R, Blondeau K, Farré R, Vos R, Holvoet L, Caenepeel P, Lerut A,Tack J., Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb;107(2):222-30. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.395. Epub 2011 Nov 22.

Comments: Symptom relief in reflux disease (GERD) has been obtained with radiofrequency delivery (Stretta procedure) at the gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ), but the mechanism remains unclear. Active and sham Stretta was compared in 11 pts each. Three months after the initial Stretta, no changes were observed in esophageal acid exposure and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, but the symptom score was significantly improved and GEJ compliance (which reflects altered LES neuromuscular function) was decreased. Sildenafil, an esophageal smooth muscle relaxant, normalized GEJ compliance again to pre-Stretta level, arguing against GEJ fibrosis.GEJ compliance.may thus have contributed to symptomatic benefit by decreasing refluxate volume.


Clinical, but not oesophageal pH-impedance, profiles predict response to protonpump inhibitors in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Zerbib F, Belhocine K, Simon M, Capdepont M, Mion F, Bruley des Varannes S,Galmiche JP., Gut. 2012 Apr;61(4):501-6. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2011-300798. Epub 2011 Oct 13.

Comments: No reflux pattern demonstrated by 24 h pH-impedance monitoring is associated with response to PPIs in GERD. Of 100 patients with typical GERD 43 responders and 57 non-responders to PPI were studied. Overall, multivariate analysis showed that absence of response was absence of oesophagitis (p=0.050), body mass index (BMI) =25 kg/m(2) (p=0.002), functional dyspepsia (p=0.001). and irritable bowel syndrome (p=0.045).


AGA Institute technical review on the use of endoscopic therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
GW Falk, MB Fennerty, RI Rothstein, Gastroenterology. 2006 Oct:1315-36


Clinical trials evaluating endoscopic GERD treatments: is it time for a moratorium on the clinical use of these procedures?
WJ Hogan, Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Mar:437-9


Detection of Barrett's esophagus after endoscopic healing of erosive esophagitis.
S Hanna, A Rastogi, AP Weston, F Totta, R Schmitz, S Mathur, D McGregor, R Cherian, P Sharma, Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul:1416-20


Effects of partial (Belsey Mark IV) and complete (Nissen) fundoplication on proximal gastric function and esophagogastric junction dynamics.
RC Scheffer, M Samsom, GS Hebbard, HG Gooszen, Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Mar:479-87


Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
M Fox, I Forgacs, BMJ. 2006 Jan 14:88-93


Long term failure of endoscopic gastroplication (EndoCinch).
I Schiefke, A Zabel-Langhennig, S Neumann, J Feisthammel, J Moessner, K Caca, Gut. 2005 Jun:752-8


Development and validation of a symptom-based activity index for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis.
Schoepfer AM, Straumann A, Panczak R, Coslovsky M, Kuehni CE, Maurer E, Haas NA, Romero Y, Hirano I, Alexander JA, Gonsalves N, Furuta GT, Dellon ES, Leung J, Collins MH, Bussmann C, Netzer P, Gupta SK, Aceves SS, Chehade M, Moawad FJ, Enders FT, et al., Gastroenterology. 2014 Dec;147(6):1255-66.e21. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.08.028. Epub 2014 Aug 23.
Comments: an activity index of EoE…


Risk factors in the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Pohl H, Wrobel K, Bojarski C, Voderholzer W, Sonnenberg A, Rösch T, Baumgart DC., Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Feb;108(2):200-7. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.387. Epub 2012 Dec 18.


Acid-suppressive therapy with esomeprazole for relief of unexplained chest painin primary care: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Flook NW, Moayyedi P, Dent J, Talley NJ, Persson T, Karlson BW, Ruth M., Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan;108(1):56-64. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.369. Epub 2012 Nov 13.


Interventions for oropharyngeal dysphagia in children with neurologicalimpairment.
Morgan AT, Dodrill P, Ward EC., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Oct 17;10:CD009456. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009456.pub2.


Interventions for dysphagia and nutritional support in acute and subacute stroke.
Geeganage C, Beavan J, Ellender S, Bath PM., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Oct 17;10:CD000323. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000323.pub2.


Prevalence of gastro-esophageal reflux-type symptoms in individuals withirritable bowel syndrome in the community: a meta-analysis.
Lovell RM, Ford AC., Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Dec;107(12):1793-801; quiz 1802. doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.336. Epub 2012 Oct 2.


Major complications of pneumatic dilation and Heller myotomy for achalasia:single-center experience and systematic review of the literature.
Lynch KL, Pandolfino JE, Howden CW, Kahrilas PJ., Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Dec;107(12):1817-25. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.332. Epub 2012 Oct 2.


Esophageal stasis on a timed barium esophagogram predicts recurrent symptoms inpatients with long-standing achalasia.
Rohof WO, Lei A, Boeckxstaens GE., Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan;108(1):49-55. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.318. Epub 2012 Sep 25.


Use of direct, endoscopic-guided measurements of mucosal impedance in diagnosisof gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Saritas Yuksel E, Higginbotham T, Slaughter JC, Mabary J, Kavitt RT, Garrett CG, Vaezi MF., Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Oct;10(10):1110-6. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2012.05.018. Epub 2012 May 27.


Effect of azithromycin on acid reflux, hiatus hernia and proximal acid pocket in the postprandial period.
Rohof WO, Bennink RJ, de Ruigh AA, Hirsch DP, Zwinderman AH, Boeckxstaens GE., Gut. 2012 Dec;61(12):1670-7. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2011-300926. Epub 2012 Jan 20.


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for the treatment of hypersensitiveesophagus: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Viazis N, Keyoglou A, Kanellopoulos AK, Karamanolis G, Vlachogiannakos J,Triantafyllou K, Ladas SD, Karamanolis DG., Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Nov;107(11):1662-7. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.179. Epub 2011 May 31.


Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Bredenoord AJ, Pandolfino JE, Smout AJ., Lancet. 2013 Jun 1;381(9881):1933-42. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62171-0. Epub 2013 Mar 8.

Comments: Review on the progress in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease


Esophageal mucosal breaks in gastroesophageal reflux disease partially responsiveto proton pump inhibitor therapy.
Shaheen NJ, Denison H, Björck K, Silberg DG., Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Apr;108(4):529-34. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.447. Epub 2013 Jan 15.

Comments: In patients with GERD symptoms partially responsive to PPI therapy, mild-to-moderate severity esophageal mucosal breaks are common (prevalence 20-30%), and may contribute to symptom etiology


On-demand therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
DC Metz, JM Inadomi, CW Howden, SJ van Zanten, P Bytzer, Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Mar:642-53


Learners favour high resolution oesophageal manometry with better diagnosticaccuracy over conventional line tracings.
Soudagar AS, Sayuk GS, Gyawali CP., Gut. 2012 Jun;61(6):798-803. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2011-301145. Epub 2011 Oct 13.

Comments: High resolution manometry plots (provinding a colourful representation of oesophageal motility) rather than with line tracings provide ease of interpretation and more rapid pattern recognition


Maintenance of heartburn relief after step-down from twice-daily proton pumpinhibitor to once-daily dexlansoprazole modified release.
Fass R, Inadomi J, Han C, Mody R, O'Neil J, Perez MC., Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Mar;10(3):247-53. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2011.11.021. Epub 2011 Dec 7.

Comments: Many patients with reflux disease (GERD) take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) twice daily to control symptoms. Once-daily dexlansoprazole modified release (MR) has a dual-delayed release formulation and was shown to adequately control the symptoms.


Systematic review: Patterns of proton pump inhibitor use and adherence ingastroesophageal reflux disease.
Hungin AP, Hill C, Molloy-Bland M, Raghunath A., Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Feb;10(2):109-16. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2011.07.008. Epub 2011 Jul 23.

Comments: This systematic review of 13 studies suggest that most patients with GERD are relatively adherent to their PPI. Severe symptoms and the presence of Barrett's esophagus may increase PPI adherence, and other GERD medication is frequently taken in addition to a PPI.


Meta-analyses of the effect of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux on the risk ofBarrett's esophagus.
Taylor JB, Rubenstein JH., Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug;105(8):1729, 1730-7; quiz 1738. Epub 2010 May 18.


Robot-assisted laparoscope fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Zhang P, Tian JH, Yang KH, Li J, Jia WQ, Sun SL, Ma B, Liu YL., Digestion. 2010;81(1):1-9. Epub 2009 Dec 22.


American Gastroenterological Association Institute technical review on the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Kahrilas PJ, Shaheen NJ, Vaezi MF, American Gastroenterological Association Institute, Clinical Practice and Quality Management Committee, Gastroenterology. 2008 Oct;135(4):1392-1413, 1413.e1-5


A new esophageal stent design (Niti-S stent) for the prevention of migration: a prospective study in 42 patients.
EM Verschuur, MY Homs, EW Steyerberg, J Haringsma, PJ Wahab, EJ Kuipers, PD Siersema, Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Jan:134-40


A prospective study of gastric acid analysis and esophageal acid exposure in patients with gastroesophageal reflux refractory to medical therapy.
SK Ahlawat, R Mohi-Ud-Din, DC Williams, KA Maher, SB Benjamin, Dig Dis Sci. 2005 Nov:2019-24


A randomized prospective comparison of self-expandable plastic stents and partially covered self-expandable metal stents in the palliation of malignant esophageal dysphagia.
M Conio, A Repici, G Battaglia, G De Pretis, L Ghezzo, M Bittinger, H Messmann, JF Demarquay, S Blanchi, M Togni, R Conigliaro, R Filiberti, Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec:2667-77


AGA Institute medical position statement on the use of endoscopic therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
GW Falk, MB Fennerty, RI Rothstein, Gastroenterology. 2006 Oct:1313-4


Assessment of dietary nutrients that influence perception of intra-oesophageal acid reflux events in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
M Shapiro, C Green, JM Bautista, R Dekel, S Risner-Adler, R Whitacre, E Graver, R Fass, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Jan 1:93-101


Association between dinner-to-bed time and gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
Y Fujiwara, A Machida, Y Watanabe, M Shiba, K Tominaga, T Watanabe, N Oshitani, K Higuchi, T Arakawa, Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Dec:2633-6


Association of body mass index with heartburn, regurgitation and esophagitis: results of the Progression of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease study.
M Nocon, J Labenz, D Jaspersen, W Meyer-Sabellek, M Stolte, T Lind, P Malfertheiner, SN Willich, J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Nov:1728-31


Body mass index and chronic unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms: an adult endoscopic population based study.
P Aro, J Ronkainen, NJ Talley, T Storskrubb, E Bolling-Sternevald, L Agréus, Gut. 2005 Oct:1377-83


Diagnostic and therapeutic use of proton pump inhibitors in non-cardiac chest pain: a metaanalysis.
F Cremonini, J Wise, P Moayyedi, NJ Talley, Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun:1226-32


Dilated intercellular spaces and acid reflux at the distal and proximal oesophagus in patients with non-erosive gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
R Caviglia, M Ribolsi, M Gentile, C Rabitti, S Emerenziani, MP Guarino, T Petitti, M Cicala, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Mar 1:629-36


Does Barrett's oesophagus develop over time in patients with chronic gastro-oesophageal reflux disease?
J Stoltey, H Reeba, N Ullah, P Sabhaie, L Gerson, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Jan 1:83-91


Effect of stent size on complications and recurrent dysphagia in patients with esophageal or gastric cardia cancer.
EM Verschuur, EW Steyerberg, EJ Kuipers, PD Siersema, Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Apr:592-601


Extraoesophageal manifestations of gastro-oesophageal reflux.
J Poelmans, J Tack, Gut. 2005 Oct:1492-9


Gastric fullness, physical activity, and proximal extent of gastroesophageal reflux.
S Emerenziani, X Zhang, K Blondeau, J Silny, J Tack, J Janssens, D Sifrim, Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun:1251-6


Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in chronic laryngitis: prevalence and response to acid-suppressive therapy.
CS Qua, CH Wong, K Gopala, KL Goh, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Feb 1:287-95


Gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus.
JJ Bergman, Endoscopy. 2005 Jan:8-18


Gastroesophageal reflux symptoms during and after pregnancy: a longitudinal study.
E Rey, F Rodriguez-Artalejo, MA Herraiz, P Sanchez, A Alvarez-Sanchez, M Escudero, M Diaz-Rubio, Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Nov:2395-400


Improved diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux in patients with unexplained chronic cough.
K Blondeau, LJ Dupont, V Mertens, J Tack, D Sifrim, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Mar 15:723-32


Is aperistalsis with complete lower esophageal sphincter relaxation an early stage of classic achalasia?
JH Kim, PL Rhee, SS Lee, H Lee, YS Choi, HJ Son, JJ Kim, JC Rhee, J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Apr:536-41


Is ineffective oesophageal motility associated with reflux oesophagitis?
F Fornari, SM Callegari-Jacques, PJ Scussel, LF Madalosso, EF Barros, SG Barros, Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Sep:783-7


Limited value of alarm features in the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal malignancy: systematic review and meta-analysis.
N Vakil, P Moayyedi, MB Fennerty, NJ Talley, Gastroenterology. 2006 Aug:390-401; quiz 659-60


Long-term results of radiofrequency energy delivery for the treatment of GERD: sustained improvements in symptoms, quality of life, and drug use at 4-year follow-up.
A Reymunde, N Santiago, Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Mar:361-6


Mortality associated with Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnoses-a population-based cohort study.
M Solaymani-Dodaran, RF Logan, J West, T Card, Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Dec:2616-21


Normal values and day-to-day variability of 24-h ambulatory oesophageal impedance-pH monitoring in a Belgian-French cohort of healthy subjects.
F Zerbib, SB des Varannes, S Roman, P Pouderoux, F Artigue, U Chaput, F Mion, F Caillol, E Verin, G Bommelaer, P Ducrotté, JP Galmiche, D Sifrim, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Nov 15:1011-21


Obesity is an independent risk factor for GERD symptoms and erosive esophagitis.
HB El-Serag, DY Graham, JA Satia, L Rabeneck, Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun:1243-50


Patterns of gastritis and the effect of eradicating Helicobacter pylori on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in Western patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia.
N Vakil, NJ Talley, M Stolte, M Sundin, O Junghard, E Bolling-Sternevald, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jul 1:55-63


Prevalence of acid reflux in functional dyspepsia and its association with symptom profile.
J Tack, P Caenepeel, J Arts, KJ Lee, D Sifrim, J Janssens, Gut. 2005 Oct:1370-6


Reflux symptoms in professional opera choristers.
G Cammarota, G Masala, R Cianci, D Palli, P Capaccio, A Schindler, L Cuoco, J Galli, E Ierardi, O Cannizzaro, M Caselli, MP Dore, B Bendinelli, G Gasbarrini, Gastroenterology. 2007 Mar:890-8


Relevance of ineffective esophageal motility and hyperactive acid sensitization in patients with gastroesophageal reflux.
SJ Hong, BM Ko, IS Jung, CB Ryu, JH Moon, JY Cho, JO Kim, JS Lee, MS Lee, CS Shim, BS Kim, J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Oct:1662-5


Review article: gastro-oesophageal reflux disease as a functional gastrointestinal disorder.
PJ Kahrilas, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Nov:50-5


Review article: how valuable are proton-pump inhibitors in establishing a diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease?
N Vakil, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:64-9


Review article: quality-of-life issues in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
EM Quigley, AP Hungin, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:41-7


Review article: role of pepsin and bile in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
J Tack, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:48-54


Review article: the long-term use of proton-pump inhibitors.
AS Raghunath, C O'Morain, RC McLoughlin, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:55-63


Review article: the management of achalasia - a comparison of different treatment modalities.
JM Lake, RK Wong, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Sep 15:909-18


Review article: the nature of oesophageal injury in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
G De Hertogh, N Ectors, P Van Eyken, K Geboes, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Sep:17-26


Review article: the pathophysiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
GE Boeckxstaens, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Jul 15:149-60


Review article: the role of bile and pepsin in the pathophysiology and treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
J Tack, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Sep:10-6


Stretta: ahead of its time or has its time passed?
CD Smith, Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Mar:373-4


Sustained improvement in symptoms of GERD and antisecretory drug use: 4-year follow-up of the Stretta procedure.
MD Noar, S Lotfi-Emran, Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Mar:367-72


Testing the association between gastroesophageal reflux and apnea in infants.
H Mousa, FW Woodley, M Metheney, J Hayes, J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Aug:169-77


The Montreal definition and classification of gastroesophageal reflux disease: a global evidence-based consensus.
N Vakil, SV van Zanten, P Kahrilas, J Dent, R Jones, Global Consensus Group, Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Aug:1900-20; quiz 1943


The yield and safety of string capsule endoscopy in patients with dysphagia.
N Gilani, S Stipho, MS Shaukat, R Akins, FC Ramirez, Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Dec:1091-5


Systematic review: the association between symptomatic response to proton pump inhibitors and health-related quality of life in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Becher A, El-Serag H., Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Sep;34(6):618-27. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2011.04774.x. Epub 2011 Jul 20.


Laparoscopic revision of failed antireflux surgery: a systematic review.
Symons NR, Purkayastha S, Dillemans B, Athanasiou T, Hanna GB, Darzi A,Zacharakis E., Am J Surg. 2011 Sep;202(3):336-43. Epub 2011 Jul 23.


Systematic review: ageing and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms,oesophageal function and reflux oesophagitis.
Becher A, Dent J., Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Feb;33(4):442-54. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2010.04542.x. Epub 2010 Dec 8.


Systematic review: the epidemiology of eosinophilic oesophagitis in adults.
Sealock RJ, Rendon G, El-Serag HB., Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Sep;32(6):712-9. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2010.04411.x.


Predictors of clinical outcomes following fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease remain insufficiently defined: a systematic review.
Ip S, Tatsioni A, Conant A, Karagozian R, Fu L, Chew P, Raman G, Lau J, Bonis P, Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar;104(3):752-8; quiz 759


Acid reflux event detection using the Bravo wireless versus the Slimline catheter pH systems: why are the numbers so different?
JE Pandolfino, Q Zhang, MA Schreiner, S Ghosh, MP Roth, PJ Kahrilas, Gut. 2005 Dec:1687-92


Association between reflux oesophagitis and features of the metabolic syndrome in Japan.
F Moki, M Kusano, M Mizuide, Y Shimoyama, O Kawamura, H Takagi, T Imai, M Mori, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Oct 1:1069-75


Barrett's esophagus and medications that relax the lower esophageal sphincter.
DA Corley, TR Levin, LA Habel, PA Buffler, Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 May:937-44


Cell proliferation of squamous epithelium in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: correlations with clinical, endoscopic and morphological data.
L Mastracci, F Grillo, P Spaggiari, P Dulbecco, S Pigozzi, V Savarino, R Fiocca, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Mar 1:637-45


Cost of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease to the employer: a perspective from the United States.
RA Brook, P Wahlqvist, NL Kleinman, MA Wallander, SM Campbell, JE Smeeding, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Sep 15:889-98


Double stenting of oesophagus and airways in palliative treatment of patients with oesophageal cancer is efficient but associated with a high morbidity.
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EJ Carey, RI Heigh, DE Fleischer, Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Mar:423-6


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Esophageal motility differences among aged patients with achalasia: a Taiwan report.
SK Chuah, CS Changchien, KL Wu, TH Hu, CM Kuo, YC Chiu, KW Chiu, CH Kuo, SS Chiou, CM Lee, J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Nov:1737-40


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Is gastroesophageal reflux disease really a life-long disease: do babies who regurgitate grow up to be adults with GERD complications?
BD Gold, Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Mar:641-4


Is the questionnaire for the assessment of gastroesophageal reflux useful for diabetic patients?
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M Nocon, J Labenz, SN Willich, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jan 1:169-74


Long-term treatment of patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in routine care - results from the ProGERD study.
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Lugol chromoendoscopy as a diagnostic tool in so-called endoscopy-negative GERD.
I Yoshikawa, M Yamasaki, T Yamasaki, K Kume, M Otsuki, Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Nov:698-703; quiz 752, 754


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JM Conchillo, NQ Nguyen, M Samsom, RH Holloway, AJ Smout, Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Dec:2624-32


Overlap of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome: prevalence and risk factors in the general population.
HK Jung, S Halder, M McNally, GR Locke 3rd, CD Schleck, AR Zinsmeister, NJ Talley, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Aug 1:453-61


Palliation of malignant esophageal Dysphagia: would you like plastic or metal?
GG Ginsberg, Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec:2678-9


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M Sundel&oeig;f, D Ringby, D Stockeld, L Granstr&oeig;m, E Jonas, J Freedman, Scand J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jan:11-6


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YC Lee, HP Wang, HM Chiu, SP Huang, CH Tu, MS Wu, JT Lin, Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Dec:834-41


Persisting symptoms and decreased health-related quality-of-life in a cross-sectional study of treated achalasia patients.
R Frankhuisen, MA van Herwaarden, R Heijkoop, AJ Smout, A Baron, JR Vermeijden, HG Gooszen, M Samsom, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Sep 15:899-904


Pharyngeal reflux episodes at pH 5 in healthy volunteers.
O Andersson, R Ylitalo, C Finizia, M Bove, R Magnus, Scand J Gastroenterol. 2006 Feb:138-43


Polyflex stents for malignant oesophageal and oesophagogastric stricture: a prospective, multicentric study.
R Conigliaro, G Battaglia, A Repici, G De Pretis, L Ghezzo, M Bittinger, H Messmann, JF Demarquay, M Togni, S Blanchi, R Filiberti, M Conio, Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Mar:195-203


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I Mishima, K Adachi, N Arima, K Amano, T Takashima, M Moritani, K Furuta, Y Kinoshita, Scand J Gastroenterol. 2005 Sep:1005-9


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LJ Murray, P McCarron, RB McCorry, CA Boreham, CP McGartland, BT Johnston, Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Apr:297-303


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R Dickman, N Mattek, J Holub, D Peters, R Fass, Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jun:1173-9


Programme of stepping down from twice daily proton pump inhibitor therapy for symptomatic gastro-oesophageal reflux disease associated with a formulary change at a VA medical center.
GA Coté, MR Ferreira, K Rozenberg-Ben-Dror, CW Howden, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Mar 15:709-14


Relationship between intragastric acid control and healing status in the treatment of moderate to severe erosive oesophagitis.
PO Katz, GG Ginsberg, PE Hoyle, MB Sostek, JT Monyak, DG Silberg, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Mar 1:617-28


Review article: extraoesophageal manifestations of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
JE Richter, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:70-80


Review article: gastro-oesophageal reflux disease--the extent of the problem.
P Moayyedi, AT Axon, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:11-9


Review article: gastro-oesophageal reflux disease--the health economic implications.
J Mason, AP Hungin, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:20-31


Review article: Helicobacter pylori and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
B Delaney, K McColl, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:32-40


Review: what do we mean by GERD?--definition and diagnosis.
R Jones, JP Galmiche, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug:2-10


Role of clinical presentation in diagnosing reflux-related non-cardiac chest pain.
S Mousavi, J Tosi, R Eskandarian, M Zahmatkesh, J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Feb:218-21


Severe gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms in relation to anxiety, depression and coping in a population-based study.
C Jansson, H Nordenstedt, MA Wallander, S Johansson, R Johnsen, K Hveem, J Lagergren, Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Sep 1:683-91


Simultaneous recordings of oesophageal acid exposure with conventional pH monitoring and a wireless system (Bravo).
SB des Varannes, F Mion, P Ducrotté, F Zerbib, P Denis, T Ponchon, R Thibault, JP Galmiche, Gut. 2005 Dec:1682-6


Single-session, graded esophageal dilation without fluoroscopy in outpatients with lower esophageal (Schatzki's) rings: a prospective, long-term follow-up study.
SN Sgouros, K Vassiliadis, C Bergele, J Vlachogiannakos, G Stefanidis, A Mantides, J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 May:653-7


Stent placement or brachytherapy for palliation of dysphagia from esophageal cancer: a prognostic model to guide treatment selection.
EW Steyerberg, MY Homs, A Stokvis, ML Essink-Bot, PD Siersema, for the SIREC Study Group, Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Sep:333-40


The contribution of elevated gastric pressure to prevention of gastroesophageal reflux in several different antireflux procedures.
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The frontiers of reflux disease.
N Vakil, Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Nov:1887-95


The role of transsphincteric pressure and proximal gastric volume in acid reflux before and after fundoplication.
RC Scheffer, HG Gooszen, GS Hebbard, M Samsom, Gastroenterology. 2005 Dec:1900-9


The use of the internet in data assimilation in rare diseases.
R Bedgood, R Sadurski, RR Schade, Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Feb:307-12


The value of ambulatory 24 hr esophageal pH monitoring in clinical practice in patients who were referred with persistent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-related symptoms while on standard dose
JM Bautista, WM Wong, G Pulliam, RF Esquivel, R Fass, Dig Dis Sci. 2005 Oct:1909-15


Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations do not result from passive opening of the cardia by gastric distention.
BT Massey, C Simuncak, NJ LeCapitaine-Dana, S Pudur, Gastroenterology. 2006 Jan:89-95