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dc.contributor.authorBacak, Brian S.eng
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Mihireng
dc.contributor.authorTweed, Elizabeth M.eng
dc.date.issued2006-03eng
dc.description.abstractNo evidence supports one method over another in managing uncomplicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for patients aged >65 years. For those with endoscopically documented esophagitis, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) relieve symptoms faster than histamine H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, extrapolation from randomized controlled trials [RCTs]). Treating elderly patients with pantoprazole (Protonix) after resolution of acute esophagitis results in fewer relapses than with placebo (SOR: B, double-blind RCT). Limited evidence suggests that such maintenance therapy for prior esophagitis with either H2RAs or PPIs, at half- and full-dose strength, decreases the frequency of relapse (SOR: B, extrapolation from uncontrolled clinical trial).eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 55(3) 2006: 251+.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3581eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2006 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectrelapseeng
dc.subjectH2 receptor antagonistseng
dc.subjectproton pump inhibitorseng
dc.subjectesophagitiseng
dc.subject.lcshGastroesophageal refluxeng
dc.subject.lcshProton Pump Inhibitorseng
dc.subject.meshHistamine H2 Antagonists -- therapeutic useeng
dc.titleWhat is the best way to manage GERD symptoms in the elderly?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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