2015-01-27 17:04:59 UTC

Transoral Fundoplication Is an Effective Treatment of Regurgitation in GERD Patients

Jan. 29, 2015

John G. Hunter and colleagues report in Gastroenterology that transoral esophagogastric fundoplication is an effective treatment for patients with GERD symptoms, particularly in those with persistent regurgitation despite proton pump inhibitor therapy.

Transoral esophagogastric fundoplication (TF) can decrease or eliminate features of GERD in some patients whose symptoms persist despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. John G. Hunter and colleagues performed a prospective, sham-controlled trial to determine if TF reduced troublesome regurgitation to a greater extent than PPIs in patients with GERD. They report in Gastroenterology that TF was an effective treatment for patients with GERD symptoms, particularly in those with persistent regurgitation despite PPI therapy, based on evaluation six months after the procedure.

Gastroenterology 2015: 148(2): 324-333.e5

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