Diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the elderly

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Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease poses special diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in the elderly. These patients may not report the classic symptoms of dysphagia, chest pain, and heartburn, and they are more likely to develop severe disease and complications such as esophageal ulceration and bleeding. Therapeutic options include lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery. Polypharmacy and changes in renal, hepatic, and gastrointestinal function can complicate treatment. Proton pump inhibitors can help optimize disease management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-766
Number of pages12
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Volume67
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Gastroesophageal Reflux
Polypharmacy
Heartburn
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Deglutition Disorders
Disease Management
Chest Pain
Life Style
Therapeutics
Hemorrhage
Kidney
Liver

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Diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the elderly. / Ramirez, Francisco C.

In: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Vol. 67, No. 10, 2000, p. 755-766.

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