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