MIMS Education

“Rethink Reflux”: Practice Essentials of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

“Rethink Reflux”: Practice Essentials of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal MedicineGastroenterology And Hepatology
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Overview

About this course

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a common disease affecting all ages and genders worldwide, with increasing prevalence in developing countries in Asia. It typically presents with heartburn and acid reflux or regurgitation and can sometimes present as other troublesome extraesophageal symptoms. Some patients with GERD can have mild and intermittent symptoms; others, however, can experience a poor quality of life due to gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms.

This e-learning module discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of GERD, highlighting the alarm features to watch out for by the primary attending physician, lifestyle interventions that can be advised on top of medical treatment, and a new drug class in the pharmacologic management of GERD.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Improve their understanding of the pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Review the treatment and management strategies for GERD.

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Overview of GERD
    • Pathophysiology
    • Risk factors
    • Clinical presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Management
    • Core principles and goals of treatment
    • Lifestyle modifications
    • Pharmacologic therapy
    • Surgical or endoscopic therapies

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% in the multiple-choice quiz.

Keywords: gastroesophageal reflux disease, gerd, gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms, symptoms of acid reflux disease, reflux disease symptoms, symptoms of gerd disease