Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Adults With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Update
Comparative Effectiveness Review Study Criteria (1 of 2)
Eligible studies evaluated in the report on which this CME activity is based were comparative, randomized, nonrandomized, and cohort studies of adults (≥18 years) with chronic GERD.
Studies that focused exclusively on patients with postsurgical GERD; pregnancy-induced GERD; duodenal or peptic ulcer; gastritis; primary esophageal motility disorder; scleroderma; diabetic gastroparesis; radiation esophagitis; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; Zenker’s diverticulum; previous antireflux surgery; and esophagitis caused by infections, pills, or chemical burns were excluded.
CME = continuing medical education
GERD = gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Ip S, Chung M, Moorthy D, et al. Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Adults With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 29 (Prepared by the Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10055-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC049-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/gerdupdate.cfm.
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