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
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.