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Endoluminal gastroplication. A new therapeutic endoscopic procedure for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11852826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is estimated that more than 15 million Americans suffer daily from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (De Vault, 1995). The spectrum of symptoms for GERD ranges from simple heartburn and regurgitation to persistent esophageal tissue damage with subsequent development of serious complications. The frequent occurrence and intensity of GERD symptoms can severely impact a person's quality of life (Behar, 1990). Until recently, treatment options included a lifetime of drug therapy, disagreeable daily lifestyle changes, and the possibility of invasive surgery. In 2000, the Food and Drug Administration cleared a new endoscopic tool called the EndoCinch, a device that enables endoscopic endoluminal gastroplication as an outpatient procedure for the treatment of GERD. Endoscopic endoluminal gastroplication has been shown to be a safe and effective therapeutic outpatient procedure offering sustainable clinical benefits and cost savings to patients suffering with GERD (Patel, 2001; Raijman, 2001; Weiland, 2001). The purpose of this article is to present an overview of GERD with a particular focus on management of the disease using this new procedure.
Heidi Goldsmith; Lori Herman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1042-895X     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Publication Date:    2002 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-20     Completed Date:  2002-04-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915377     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Developmental Endoscopy Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Gastroesophageal Reflux / diagnosis,  nursing*,  surgery*
Gastroscopy / methods*
Postoperative Care / nursing
Severity of Illness Index
Suture Techniques
Treatment Outcome

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