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.
"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."
Reviewed by: Ciobanu Lidia, Bogdan Furnea, Cluj-Napoca, Romania on behalf of The Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, June 2014
By Joel E Richter, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida