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

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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