Challenges in Differentiating and Diagnosing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease vs Eosinophilic Esophagitis

G&H  What is the current understanding of gastroesophageal reflux disease and eosinophilic esophagitis, and why is it important to distinguish them? ED  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) […]

Esophageal Motility Disorders in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

G&H  What clinical factors raise suspicion for esophageal dysmotility in patients with dysphagia? JP  The clinical factors that raise suspicion for dysmotility in patients with dysphagia […]

Approach to Management of Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 

G&H  What are important considerations in the evaluation of refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease?  RY  Most important is to use the term refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) […]

Potassium-Competitive Acid Blockers and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

G&H  How do potassium-competitive acid blockers differ from proton pump inhibitors? DA  Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are prodrugs that are not active as absorbed but are […]

Endoscopic Therapies for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 

G&H  What are the most common endoscopic procedures used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease? MD  Currently, the available endoscopic therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease […]

Stenting for Esophageal Cancer

G&H  What are the main symptoms and risk factors for esophageal cancer?  VK  The typical symptom for patients who present with esophageal cancer is dysphagia or […]

Update on the Use of High-Resolution Manometry in the Diagnosis of Achalasia 

G&H  What spurred the most recent update of the Chicago Classification? RY  The Chicago Classification is the scheme for interpretation of high-resolution manometry (HRM). This classification […]

Overview of Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

G&H  How prevalent is refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease?  RN  In published reports, the prevalence of refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy […]

Novel Screening and DNA Testing for the Detection of Esophageal Precancerous Disease

G&H  Why have screening rates for esophageal cancer historically been low?  DP  The biggest reason is a lack of awareness and understanding of esophageal cancer, particularly […]

Insights on Extraesophageal Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

G&H  What are common and less common symptoms of extraesophageal gastroesophageal reflux disease? AS  Rather than defining symptoms of extraesophageal gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as common […]

Prevention of Esophageal Cancer

G&H  What factors predispose patients to squamous cell carcinoma and esophageal adenocarcinoma? JC  Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is much more common than esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) in […]

Esophageal Cancer Prevention

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Volume 12, Issue 12, December 2016 Kenneth K. Wang, MD Director, Advanced Endoscopy Group and Esophageal Neoplasia Clinic Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and […]

The Role of Brush Biopsy in the Management of Barrett Esophagus

Gastroenterology & Hepatology November 2016, Volume 12, Issue 11 Michael S. Smith, MD, MBA Associate Professor of Medicine Gastroenterology Section Lewis Katz School of Medicine at […]

The Possible Association Between Proton Pump Inhibitors and Dementia

Gastroenterology & Hepatology October 2016, Volume 12, Issue 10 David A. Johnson, MD Professor of Medicine Chief of Gastroenterology Eastern Virginia School of Medicine Norfolk, Virginia […]

Allergy Testing in Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Volume 12, Issue 8, August 2016 Seema S. Aceves, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic Division of […]

Updated Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Barrett Esophagus

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Volume 12, Issue 7, July 2016 Gary W. Falk, MD, MS Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of […]

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Volume 12, Issue 6, June 2016 Peter J. Kahrilas, MD Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Northwestern University Feinberg School of […]

Effects of Opioids on Esophageal Dysfunction

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Volume 12, Issue 5, May 2016 Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center […]

Diagnosing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease With Endoscopic-Guided Mucosal Impedance

Gastroenterology & Hepatology April 2016, Volume 12, Issue 4 Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Director, Center for […]

Antireflux Surgery in Lung Transplant Patients

Gastroenterology & Hepatology March 2016, Volume 12, Issue 3 Marco Patti, MD Professor of Surgery Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases The University of Chicago Medicine Chicago, […]

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