New Developments in the Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux. Current treatment options in gastroenterology Jiang, Y., Clarke, J. O. 2020


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine recent key developments in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).RECENT FINDINGS: Newer research has suggested cytokine-mediated inflammation may play a role in the physiology of GERD, implying that the underlying mechanism may not be entirely related to chemical damage due to acid. Aided by novel technologies, diagnostic testing is also moving toward elucidating individual mechanisms and better defining specific GERD phenotypes with the goal of providing directed therapy. This is especially important in current times given the increase in coverage of adverse events reportedly linked to long-term proton pump inhibitor use. As patients are looking for potential alternatives, we highlight the key recent updates in pathophysiology and understanding of GERD and current medical and endoscopic/surgical options and explore the exciting treatments in the pipeline.

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