The epidemiology and pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease

Peter J Kahrilas*, John Erik Pandolfino

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is present in individuals with a symptomatic condition or histopathological alteration resultant from episodes of gastroesophageal reflux. Reflux esophagitis is present in a subset of GERD patients with lesions in the esophageal mucosa.However, reflux often causes symptoms in the absence of esophagitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManaging Failed Anti-Reflux Therapy
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)1852339098, 9781852339098
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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