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Did You Answer Correctly?

Sept. 21, 2016

We posted a GERD question in AGA Community to help you prep for the board exam. Find out the correct answer.

In the session recording from the Board Review Course at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016, C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, AGAF, presents the correct answer and supporting evidence for the following question:

“Which of the following factors is associated with a higher likelihood of erosive esophagitis in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?”

A. Esophageal acid exposure time of 4.2 percent on pH monitoring
B. 20 percent failed sequences on an esophageal motility study
C. History of radiation to the head and neck
D. Gastric mucosal atrophy on gastric body biopsy
E. Hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter

During the Board Review Course, a majority of respondents answered with "A." Do you agree? Watch the short clip from the DDW session to discover the correct answer.

Gain additional practice by discussing the rationale behind your answer with colleagues in the AGA Community thread, or by using AGA's Digestive Diseases Self Education Program® (DDSEP) 8 board exam prep tool.

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