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Given the high prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the various complications which can result from inadequate treatment, it is important for practitioners to have a proper understanding of the current approach to its diagnosis and management. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of GERD and associated symptoms. Traditional and novel technologies to diagnose GERD and Barrett’s esophagus will be discussed, along with the importance of pH monitoring as both a diagnostic and therapeutic modality. Lastly, the range of treatment options for chronic reflux will be discussed.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the role of reflux and associated symptoms based on its effect of the end organ
Describe noninvasive procedures to diagnose Barrett’s Esophagus
Discuss the current interventional treatments
Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and Saxe Healthcare Communications. SynAptiv is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.
Support for this educational activity from Medtronic