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Reflux Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
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Editors: Gabriella M. Esposito
Book Description:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease is defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux in the esophagus. This is commonly due to transient or permanent changes in the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. This new book focuses on varied topics relating to reflux disease including: the role of mucosal inflammation in reflux disease, pharmacologic treatment of GERD, pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernias and laparoscopic antireflux procedures, minimally invasive treatments of gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea and GERD, and others.

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Chapter 1 - The Role of Mucosal Inflammation in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, pp. 1-36
Authors / Editors: (Arne Kandulski, Doerthe Kuester, Peter Malfertheiner, Thomas Wex, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, and others)
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Chapter 2 - Systemic Implications in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), pp. 37-72
Authors / Editors: William A. Paradise, Benjamin J. Vesper, Kenneth W. Altman and James A. Radosevich

Chapter 3 - An Update on Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, pp. 73-96
Authors / Editors: (Sunny Zaheed Hussain, Vasundhara Tolia, Pediatric GI Specialists, Shreveport, Louisiana, and others)
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Chapter 4 - Paraesophageal Hernias and Use of Mesh in Laparoscopic Antireflux Procedures, pp. 97-125
Authors / Editors: (Stavros A. Antoniou, Frank A. Granderath, Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Krankenhaus “Maria v. d. Aposteln”, Mönchengladbach, Germany)

Chapter 5 - The Minimally Invasive Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, pp. 127-139
Authors / Editors: (V. Shankaran, A. Baldea, R.J. Joehl, P.M. Fisichella, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois)

Chapter 6 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Esophagus, pp. 141-155
Authors / Editors: (Davis CS, Joehl RJ, Fisichella PM, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois)

Chapter 7 - Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, pp. 157-171
Authors / Editors: (E. Esteller, I. Modolell, F. Segarra, Othorhinolaryngology Department, Capio Hospital General de Cataluna, San Cugat del Valles, Barcelona, Spain)

      Digestive Diseases - Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-694-9
   Status: AV
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