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Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Adults With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Update

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Findings of the Comparative Effectiveness Review: Surgery (2 of 3)

Evidence of low strength indicates that older age, morbid obesity, female sex, presence of baseline symptoms or esophagitis, and hiatal hernia >3 centimeters at baseline were inconsistently associated with worse surgical outcomes. Evidence was inconclusive regarding the effectiveness of surgical treatment on extraesophageal manifestations of GERD (e.g., asthma, cough, and laryngeal symptoms).

GERD = gastroesophageal reflux disease