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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, An issue of Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
Joel E Richter, MD
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease and its complications effect 40 % of the US population. It is the most common reason for outpatient GI visits with treatment costs amounting to nearly $10 billion a year. Thisissue updates interested physicians on the new advance in GERD pathogenesis, diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment , especially over the last 5 years. Lots of advancements have been made in this time period and this will be a excellent reference book for the busy academic and community physician interested in GERD.
"Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, the 43rd volume of Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, contains review articles focused on this common and prevalent condition with major economic impact. This book integrates new scientific data into clinical practice in a concise manner, oriented towards a precise diagnosis and an optimal treatment of gastroesophageal reux disease (GERD). The data summarized in a concise manner in this book gives an excellent tool for clinical practice in order to establish a precise diagnosis, appropriate investigation procedures and an adequate therapy in GERD patients."
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