A gastrooesophagealis reflux betegség kezelése

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease

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Abstract

In the acidic type of gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment is based on the use of proton pump inhibitors. Efficiency of the treatment is primarily assessed by the changes in symptoms. A long-term, continuous drug use is invariably necessary. In typical cases an increased dose or combination therapy is rarely required, however, in the presence of extraesophageal symptoms, the use of higher doses has been found to be beneficial. The minimum efficient drug amount is usually determined by gradually decreasing the dose. Surgery is mainly recommended for young patients, but it is indispensable in the management of complications or in volume reflux. Endoscopic antireflux therapy is still considered a clinical trial. Treatment of Barrett's oesophagus by drugs or antireflux surgery does not decrease the incidence of Barrett's cancer - the mostly recommended approach is endoscopic ablation.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)921-925
Number of pages5
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Volume16
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006

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