The Rise of Acid Reflux in Asia

  • Prateek Sharma
  • Shobna Bhatia
  • Khean Lee Goh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Justin Che-yeun Wu
    Pages 1-11
  3. Shobna Bhatia, Deepak Kumar Gupta, Prashanth Vennalaganti
    Pages 13-26
  4. Hiroto Miwa, Takashi Kondo, Takahisa Yamasaki
    Pages 51-61
  5. Rupa Banerjee, Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy
    Pages 63-83
  6. Michio Hongo, Julius Carlo R. Rustia
    Pages 85-96
  7. Sally Wai Yin Luk, Philip W. Y. Chiu
    Pages 113-122
  8. Somchai Leelakusolvong, Ratha-korn Vilaichone, Varocha Mahachai
    Pages 139-156
  9. Srinivas Gaddam, Prateek Sharma
    Pages 167-175

About this book


GERD is the most common gastrointestinal disease in the world affecting over 10-20% of the adult population. GERD is often perceived as a Western disease and very little literature available about this disease in the Asian population. With growing obesity and westernization in Asia, the prevalence of GERD is rapidly increasing. With growing morbidity and health care cost there is a significant need for understanding the disease from the Asian perspective. This book would fill the gap in the knowledge on GERD among Asians and will highlight the difference in terms of epidemiology, diagnosis and management of GERD from the Western perspective.  The novel imaging, diagnostic modalities and treatment aspects will be essentially highlighted in this book. It also deals about the pathogenesis and risk factors of Asians for the development of GERD which have not been explored before. Another important difference is that the book would be dealing with symptom perception and cultural factors affecting the diagnosis and management of this common disorder. Finally, the surgical outcomes of GERD among Asians will be discussed. Information on these topics is limited.


Dyspepsia, Asia Endoscopy Epidemiology Gastroesophageal reflux Gastrointestinal disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Prateek Sharma
    • 1
  • Shobna Bhatia
    • 2
  • Khean Lee Goh
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Kansas School of Medicine, VA Medical CenterKansas city, MOUSA
  2. 2.GastroenterologyKEM HospitalMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-0845-7
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-0846-4
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