Information about GERD Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment options, and GERD Medication
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Selected GERD Related Papers and Abstracts


1. Lagergren J, Bergstrom R, Lindgren A, Nyren O.: Symptomatic Gastroesophageal Reflux as a Risk Factor for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. New England Journal of  Medicine 340:825-31, 1999

2. Cohen S, Parkman H.: Heartburn -- A Serious Symptom (editorial). New England Journal of Medicine 340:878, 1999

3. Farivar, M., Perrotto, J.L.: Evaluation of Dysphagia Esophagoscopy vs. X-ray. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 25:39, 1979

4. Farivar, M., Kolton, J.P. : How to Increase the Diagnostic Yield of Upper GI Endoscopy in Patients with Non-Cardiac Chest Pain. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 41:4, A208, 1995

5. Farivar, M., Kolton, J.P. : Incidence of Posterior Laryngeal Erythema and Edema in Patients Undergoing Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 41:4, A209, 1995 (Presented in Poster Session of ASGE, San Diego, California)

6. Farivar, M., Kolton, J.P.: Laryngeal Visualization During Upper GI Endoscopy Increases Diagnostic Yield in Patient with Gastoesophageal Reflux (GER). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 41:4, A210, 1995 (Presented in Poster Session of ASGE, San Diego, California)

7. Farivar, M., Kolton, J.P.: The Role of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) in Patients with Nonspecific GI Symptoms. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 41:4, A211, 1995

8. Farivar, M., Kolton, J.P.: Morphometric Studies on Esophageal Pinch Biopsies for Reflux Esophagitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 41:4, A229, 1995 (Presented in Poster Session of ASGE, San Diego, California)

9. Farivar, M.: Omeprazole’s Efficacy in Patients with Intractable Erosive Esophagitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 43:4, A178, 1996

10. Farivar, M.: H2-Receptor Antagonists’ Effectiveness in Patients with Reflex Related Erosive Esophagitis (A Long Term Clinical Study). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 43:4, A177, 1996

11. Farivar, A.S., Farivar, M. : Clinical Endoscopic and Pathologic Manifestations of Bile Reflux Esophagitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 49:4, A574, 1999 (Presented in Porter Session, ASGE, Orlando, Florida)

12. Farivar, M.: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy of Upper GI Endoscopy in Patients with GERD









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