Advances in diagnostic testing for gastroesophageal reflux disease

Andrew J. Gawron, Ikuo Hirano*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) contributes substantially to morbidity and to costs in the United States health care system. The burden of this disease has resulted in attempts at improving diagnosis and characterizing patients. Numerous research and technical advances have enhanced our understanding of both the utility and limitations of a variety of diagnostic modalities. The purpose of this review is to highlight recent advances in GERD diagnostic testing and to discuss their implications for use in clinical practice. Topics addressed include esophageal pH monitoring, impedance testing, symptom association analyses, narrow-band imaging, and histopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3750-3756
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume16
Issue number30
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 14 2010

Keywords

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Symptom association
  • pH impedance
  • pH monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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