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Upper GI tract disorders

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Foreword. Upper GI tract disorders

CHRISTOPHER S POKORNY

Update on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

EDMUND TSE, RICHARD H HOLLOWAY

Initially, diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is based on symptoms alone. A symptom-based diagnosis can be supported by a trial of proton pump inhibitor therapy.

GORD in infants and children: when to investigate and when to treat

RALF G HEINE

To avoid over-treatment, it is important to distinguish between uncomplicated gastro-oesophageal reflux and GORD, particularly in infants.

Dealing with reflux in pregnancy

CHRIS RAYNER

An approach to managing the common complaint of heartburn during pregnancy is outlined.

Helicobacter pylori infection: when to search for it and how to diagnose it

LAY T GAN, ANNE DUGGAN

Most individuals infected with Helicobacter pylori do not develop clinically significant disease, hence it is important to know when to diagnose and treat H. pylori infection.

Towards a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia

JAMSHID S KALANTAR, NICHOLAS J TALLEY

It is often difficult to distinguish functional dyspepsia from GORD as the symptoms overlap considerably.

Investigation and management of noncardiac chest pain

GEOFF HEBBARD, CLAUDIA KRIEGER-GRUEBEL

In most cases the natural history of noncardiac chest pain is benign. GORD is the most common underlying cause.

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