BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a prevalent medical condition in clinical practice. How-ever, its management is still controversial and debated. An Italian survey involved a group of gastroenterologists in describing their clinical approach. METHODS: A panel of Italian gastroenterologists participated in the survey. The survey included questions concerning professional characteristics and patient management in clinical practice. RESULTS: Sixty-five gastroenterologists completed the questionnaire. GERD diagnosis is usually established by history and PPI Test (commonly for 4 or 8 weeks with a single dose). After reassessment, PPI is usually associated with mucosal protectors, alginates, and antacids. Gastroenterologists were particularly satisfied (88.4%) with the combination of PPI (single dose) plus mucosal protectors, while 43.5 preferred the single PPI approach. CONCLUSIONS: The present Italian survey showed that the work-up in GERD patients is essentially based on history and PPI Trial. After reassessment, PPIs are commonly prescribed, but they are frequently associated with mucosal protec-tors, alginates, and antacids, preferring the former. (Cite this article as: Anderloni A, Savarino E, Zagari RM, Aragona SE, Ciprandi G; Study Group on Gastroesophageal Re-flux. The practical management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux: an Italian survey. Gazz Med Ital -Arch Sci Med 2023;182:262-7. DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.23.05039-8)

ANDERLONI, A., SAVARINO, E., ZAGARI, R.M., ARAGONA, S.E., CIPRANDI, G., null, n. (2023). The practical management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux: an Italian survey. GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA. ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE, 182(5), 262-267 [10.23736/s0393-3660.23.05039-8].

The practical management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux: an Italian survey

ZAGARI, Rocco M.;
2023

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BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a prevalent medical condition in clinical practice. How-ever, its management is still controversial and debated. An Italian survey involved a group of gastroenterologists in describing their clinical approach. METHODS: A panel of Italian gastroenterologists participated in the survey. The survey included questions concerning professional characteristics and patient management in clinical practice. RESULTS: Sixty-five gastroenterologists completed the questionnaire. GERD diagnosis is usually established by history and PPI Test (commonly for 4 or 8 weeks with a single dose). After reassessment, PPI is usually associated with mucosal protectors, alginates, and antacids. Gastroenterologists were particularly satisfied (88.4%) with the combination of PPI (single dose) plus mucosal protectors, while 43.5 preferred the single PPI approach. CONCLUSIONS: The present Italian survey showed that the work-up in GERD patients is essentially based on history and PPI Trial. After reassessment, PPIs are commonly prescribed, but they are frequently associated with mucosal protec-tors, alginates, and antacids, preferring the former. (Cite this article as: Anderloni A, Savarino E, Zagari RM, Aragona SE, Ciprandi G; Study Group on Gastroesophageal Re-flux. The practical management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux: an Italian survey. Gazz Med Ital -Arch Sci Med 2023;182:262-7. DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.23.05039-8)
2023
ANDERLONI, A., SAVARINO, E., ZAGARI, R.M., ARAGONA, S.E., CIPRANDI, G., null, n. (2023). The practical management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux: an Italian survey. GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA. ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE, 182(5), 262-267 [10.23736/s0393-3660.23.05039-8].
ANDERLONI, Andrea; SAVARINO, Edoardo; ZAGARI, Rocco M.; ARAGONA, Salvatore E.; CIPRANDI, Giorgio; null, null
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