Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Adults With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Update
Findings of the Comparative Effectiveness Review: Surgery (3 of 3)
Evidence of low strength indicates that serious adverse effects associated with surgical treatments for GERD included bloating and dysphagia. This same evidence also indicates that fundoplication was associated with procedural complications such as postoperative infections and incisional hernia.
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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