GERD

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Markus Büchler
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 1997 - Medical - 248 pages
This volume provides a detailed and comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The opening chapters on its pathogenesis and epidemiology include discussions of Helicobacter pylori as an etiological agent, and Barrett's esophagus. The bulk of the volume is taken up with critical reviews of all the contemporary approaches to GERD - both medical and surgical (open and laparoscopic) - and presents the early results from laparoscopic trials throughout the world. The book concludes with detailed descriptions from expert practitioners of the various alternative laparoscopic fundoplication techniques. This timely publication will be of interest not only to gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons, but to all doctors and general practitioners who must advise and prescribe treatment for patients with this common, distressing, but remediable complaint.
 

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Contents

Mechanism and Diagnosis
1
Epidemiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
20
Clinical Symptoms and Prognosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
37
Endoscopic Classification of Reflux Esophagitis by the MUSE System
43
Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
51
StateoftheArt Lecture
60
Nonoperative Treatment
71
Treatment of Motility Disorders in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
83
Failure and Pitfalls of Laparoscopic Nissen Repair
158
International Results of Laparoscopic Fundoplication
167
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication in the
173
Early Results in the Swiss Experience with Laparoscopic Fundoplication
180
Laparoscopic Floppy Nissen Fundoplication The Groote Schuur
191
Safe Performance of a Laparoscopic Fundoplication
199
Safe Performance of a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Standard
206
The Technique of Nissen Fundoplication
214

Endoscopic Surveillance of Barretts Esophagus
106
Surgical Treatment of GERD
115
LongTerm Outcome after Open Fundoplication
122
Complications and Late Consequences of Open Fundoplication
128
History of a TrendSetting Operation
138
Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery Principles Governing Assessment
146
Laparoscopic Toupet Partial Fundoplication
222
Laparoscopic Anterior Partial Fundoplication
228
Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia
238
Author Index
244
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Buchler, University of Bern.

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