Outcomes of different treatment opproaches for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition affecting around 20% of the adult population of industrialized countries1. In a recent population-based study from Sweden as much as 45% of the adult population suffered from reflux symptoms, and 15% had erosive oesophagitis on endoscopy2. A systematic review of the literature clearly demonstrated a significant increase of reflux symptoms and GORD in US and European populations. Based on these epidemiological data, optimizing the initial and long-term management of this disease has beyond, doubt high priority.
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