J Korean Med Assoc.  2003 Nov;46(11):1025-1032. 10.5124/jkma.2003.46.11.1025.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Korea. HJPARK21@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Nowadays the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) seems to be increasing in Korea, and many physicians are concerned about the disorder. However GERD has a broad spectrum of symptoms, and diverse diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In addition, the prevalence, symptomatology, clinical pictures, and even diagnosis and treatment approaches of GERD are different between in Korea and in Western countries. In this review I will discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients with GERD, especially from a Korean point of view

Keyword

Gastroesophageal reflux disease; Reflux esophagitis
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