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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In The Pediatric Population - Functional GI Disorders

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Gastroesophageal reflux can occur in in the first months of life and it often resolves by age one. As individuals age, consistent symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or heartburn can lead to complications. Successful management includes an understanding of the disorder, medication, dietary approaches and education on managing symptoms. Several drugs are used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Patients should be investigated for symptoms and followed up through recommended diagnostic testing and treatment. This is the second course in the Functional GI Disorders series.

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Course Syllabus

I.               Introduction

II.             GERD Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

1. Functional Dyspepsia
2. NASPGN Consensus Statements

III.         GERD Symptoms in the Pediatric Population

1.   Infants
2.   Preschool Age
3.   Older Children and Adolescents

IV.          Etiology of GERD

V.            Diagnosis of GERD

1.   Screening Questionnaires
2.   Empiric Treatment
3.   Barium Contrast Radiography
4.   Endoscopy and Histology
5.   Esophageal pH Monitoring and Impedance Monitoring

VI.          Complications of GERD

1.   Esophagitis and Esophageal Stricture
2.   Respiratory Symptoms

VII.       Treatment of GERD

1.   Infants
2.   Older Children
3.   Proton Pump Inhibitors
4.   Histamine Types 2 Receptor Antagonists
5.   Antacids
6.   Prokinetics
7.   Surface Agents
8.   Anti-reflux Surgery
9.   Endoscopic Techniques

VIII.     Case Study: Infant Gastroesophageal Reflux

1.   Discussion

IX.          Summary


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