Guidelines on gastroesophageal reflux disease

Saad Khalid Niaz, Muhammed Saeed Quraishy, Muhammad Ali Taj, Shahab Abid, Altaf Alam, Arif Amir Nawaz, Syed Hasnain Ali Shah, Ijaz Muhammed Khan, Abdul Rauf Memon, Bader Fiaz Zuberi, Ghayasun Nabi Tayyab, Kashif Malik, Shakeel Mirza, Zaigham Abbas

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common acid-related disorder encountered during clinical practice in Pakistan and is associated with significant impairment of health-related quality of life. A number of guidelines and recommendations for the diagnosis and management of GERD have been published in different countries, but a Pakistani accepted directive by the standards of evidence-based medicine is still lacking. Our aim was to create an understanding of the natural history and presentations of reflux disease; evaluating possible treatment options available for the patients with complex and uncomplicated reflux ailments with the development of current and up to date evidence based endorsement, relevant to the needs of Pakistani health care providers in order to treat oesophageal manifestations of GERD. In order to make such guidelines, a comprehensive literature search was conducted with pertinent evidence reviewed, and quality of relevant data assessed. The resultant conclusions were based on the best available evidence and expert opinion of the authors of technical review panel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-541
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Pakistan


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