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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 (2 of 2)

Eligible studies evaluated in the report on which this CME activity is based included the following: 1) Studies on medical treatment of GERD included randomized controlled trials (RCTs), using a PPI or H2RA to treat acute symptoms or as maintenance therapy. 2) Studies with surgical procedures for GERD included only RCTs or cohort studies examining total (Nissen and Nissen-Rossetti) or partial (Toupet) fundoplication, either as an open or as a laparoscopic procedure. 3) Studies with endoscopic procedures, only RCTs or cohort studies examining products approved in the United States were included.

 Abbreviations:
CME = continuing medical education
GERD = gastroesophageal reflux disease
H2RA = histamine type 2 receptor antagonist
PPI = proton pump inhibitor