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Dr. Klaus Bielefeldt discusses improved diagnostic skills, as well as interpretation of results and management strategies for benign esophageal disorders.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Improve the diagnostic skills in identifying appropriate testing for extraesophageal manifestations of reflux disease.
  • Improve the interpretation of data obtained by high resolution manometry.
  • Improve the management of extraesophageal reflux symptoms.

Reading Resources:

  1. Kahrilas PJ, Boeckxstaens G.The spectrum of achalasia: lessons from studies of pathophysiology and high-resolution manometry. Gastroenterology. 2013 Nov;145(5):954-65. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.08.038
  2. Kahrilas PJ, Boeckxstaens G, Smout AJ: Management of the patient with incomplete response to PPI therapy. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2013 Jun;27(3):401-14
  3. Kavitt RT, Yuksel ES, Slaughter JC, Garrett CG, Hagaman D, Higginbotham T, Vaezi MF: The role of impedance monitoring in patients with extraesophageal symptoms.  Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct;123(10):2463-8


Dr. Klaus Bielefeldt has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.50 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 1/20/2015 | Last Modified On: 1/20/2015 | Expires: 1/20/2016

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