© 2006

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Principles of Disease, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • Frank A. Granderath
  • Thomas Kamolz
  • Rudolph Pointner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. R. Dickman, R. Fass
    Pages 13-22
  3. M. F. Vaezi, J. Swoger
    Pages 23-43
  4. Seema Khan, S. R. Orenstein
    Pages 45-64
  5. R. E. Sampliner
    Pages 65-71
  6. P. J. Kahrilas, J. E. Pandolfino
    Pages 81-92
  7. E. Günter, Ch. Ell
    Pages 139-147
  8. K. -H. Fuchs, M. Fein, J. Maroske, W. Breithaupt, I. Hammer
    Pages 149-157
  9. B. Dallemagne
    Pages 173-182
  10. C. Zornig
    Pages 183-187
  11. L. Lundell
    Pages 189-197

About this book


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common disorders with an increasing prevalence and incidence in the last two decades. This book, edited by two experienced surgeons and a clinical psychologist in cooperation with numerous worldwide leading experts, presents clinically relevant information for gastroenterologists, internists, surgeons, residents and also nurses, who frequently care for GERD patients. Focusing on different treatment concepts – medical, endoscopic as well as surgical – the chapters include the basics of symptomatology and epidemiology, pathophysiology, GERD among different age groups, complications and its treatment, hiatal hernia or H. pylori and GERD, NERD and functional heartburn, diagnostic procedures and also presurgical examination. In addition, the patient's perspectives of disease, diagnostics and treatment are included, the same as economic aspects of GERD, and the impact of disease on quality of life or patient-reported outcomes after treatment.


Evaluation Focusing GERD Internist Intervention Management diagnosis diagnostics endoscopy heartburn

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank A. Granderath
    • 1
  • Thomas Kamolz
    • 1
  • Rudolph Pointner
    • 1
  1. 1.Allgemein öffentliches KrankenhausZell am SeeAustria

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