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Drs. Matthew Morrell and Jonathan D’Cunha join together to discuss GERD and Lung Disease from the 2014 Benign Esophageal Conference.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Discuss effects of GERD, including managing it, on pulmonary diseases
  • Improve GERD screening frequency in patients with poorly controlled pulmonary symptoms
  • Describe the surgical approach to GERD
  • Discuss the impact of ant-reflux therapy on outcomes

Reading Resources:

  1. Effect of Esomeprazole 40 mg Once or Twice Daily on Asthma.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Vol. 181, No. 10 (2010), pp. 1042-1048.
  2. Fundoplication after lung transplantation prevents the allograft dysfunction associated with reflux. Annals of Thoracic Surgery.2011 Aug; 92(2):462-468.
  3. Gastroesophageal reflux therapy is associated with longer survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Vol. 184, No. 12 (2011), pp. 1390-1394.
  4. Hartwig and Davis, Curr Opin Org Tx, 2012.
  5. Lee JS1, Ryu JH, Elicker BM, Lydell CP, Jones KD, Wolters PJ, King TE Jr, Collard HR. Gastroesophageal reflux therapy is associated with longer survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Dec 15;184(12):1390-4.

Disclosures:

Drs. Morrell and D’ Cunha have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care 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 .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/6/2015 | Last Modified On: 2/6/2015 | Expires: 2/8/2016

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