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Treatment options in pediatric GERD

  • Neelesh A. TipnisEmail author
  • Colin D. Rudolph
Article

Opinion statement

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a common physiologic phenomenon in infants and children. GER that results in symptoms or complications—hence the evolution to GER disease (GERD)—warrants targeted evaluation and appropriate treatment. Judicious use of acid-suppression therapy remains the mainstay of pharmacologic treatment of GERD. However, recognition of treatment goals and potentials risks of acid suppression must be considered prior to initiation of therapy. The role of surgical intervention for GERD remains limited.

Keywords

Omeprazole Esophagitis Baclofen Lower Esophageal Sphincter Lansoprazole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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