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Medical and Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Reflux

This study has been completed.
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2003
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
The purpose of this project is to lay the groundwork for a proposed clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of two approaches to gastroesophageal reflux disease: treatment with medications and treatment with anti-reflux surgery. This project includes a non-interventional pilot study to test ways of measuring outcomes of treatment, and to gauge potential participants' willingness to enroll in the proposed clinical trial.

Gastroesophageal Reflux

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 175

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • age 18-80
  • diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • have taken proton pump inhibitor medications

Exclusion criteria:

  • prior esophageal surgery
  • other serious medical conditions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00061724

United States, Illinois
Hines VA Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, United States
United States, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00061724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSTER (completed) 
Study First Received: June 3, 2003
Last Updated: January 12, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on October 21, 2016