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Dr. Kenneth Fasanella gives an update on GERD, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and Barrett’s Esophagitis.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Discuss general treatment for patients with heartburn
  • Explain when to refer to a gastroenterologist
  • Review the emerging entity of eosinophilic esophagitis in adults, including appropriate surveillance of and when to ablate Barrett's esophagus

Reading Resources:

  1. Locke, GR. Gastroenterology. 1997; 112: 1448-1456
  2. Peery, AF. Gastroenterology. 2012; 143: 1179-1187.
  3. Sandler, FS. Gastroenterology. 2002; 122: 1500-1511
  4. Am J Gastroenterol 2005;100:190-200.
  5. Best Practice & Research Clin Gastro 2001; 15(3):487-495


Dr. Kenneth Fasanella has 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 .5 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 (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 4/28/2014 | Last Modified On: 4/28/2014 | Expires: 4/28/2015

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