Randomized Trial of Medical versus Surgical Treatment for Refractory #Heartburn

..Heartburn that persists despite proton-pump inhibitor ( #PPI ) treatment is a frequent clinical problem with multiple potential causes. Treatments for PPI-refractory heartburn are of unproven efficacy and focus on controlling gastroesophageal reflux with reflux-reducing medication (e.g., baclofen) or antireflux surgery or on dampening visceral hypersensitivity with neuromodulators (e.g., desipramine). Prerandomization procedures excluded 288 patients: … Continue reading Randomized Trial of Medical versus Surgical Treatment for Refractory #Heartburn