2013-02-12 14:09:28 UTC

Validation of the GerdQ Questionnaire for the Diagnosis of GERD

Feb. 14, 2013

Dr Jonasson and his colleagues report in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics that GerdQ is a useful complementary tool for the diagnosis of GERD in primary care and implementation of GerdQ could reduce the need for upper endoscopy, and improve resource utilization.

The diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) remains a challenge as both invasive methods and symptom-based strategies have limitations. The symptom-based management of GERD in primary care may be further optimised with the use of a questionnaire. Dr Jonasson and his colleagues report in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics that GerdQ is a useful complementary tool for the diagnosis of GERD in primary care.The implementation of GerdQ could reduce the need for upper endoscopy, and improve resource utilization.

Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2013: 37(1): 564-572

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