Transesophageal endoscopic treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease

BlueCross BlueShield Association
Record ID 32003000752
Authors' objectives:

This Assessment addresses 3 transesophageal endoscopic procedures for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): endoscopic suturing, radiofrequency energy delivery, and implantation of inert polymers. The available evidence is reviewed to determine health outcome effects such as relieving symptoms, preventing long-term complications, and the rate of adverse events as compared to the following alternatives: sham endoscopic treatment; continued medical therapy; and open or laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.

Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy, Digestive System
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
Organisation Name: BlueCross BlueShield Association
Contact Address: BlueCross BlueShield Association, Technology Evaluation Center, 225 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tel: 888 832 4321
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