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A Study on the Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Fundoplication on Extraesophageal Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

This study has been completed.
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General Public Hospital Zell am See Identifier:
First received: March 27, 2011
Last updated: April 8, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
Available data regarding the effectiveness of laparoscopic antireflux surgery on extraesophageal symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are scarce and mostly controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical effect of partial and total fundoplication on extraesophageal symptoms in a selected cohort of patients with GERD.

Condition Intervention
Extraesophageal Symptoms
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Procedure: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery

Study Type: Interventional

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Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Nissen fundoplication Procedure: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery
Active Comparator: Toupet fundoplication Procedure: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • persistent or recurrent symptoms despite continuous medical treatment, at least one typical reflux symptom (heartburn/ regurgitation/dysphagia/epigastric pain) and/or at least one atypical reflux symptom (cough/ asthma/hoarseness/distortion of taste), pathologic esophageal acid exposure as documented by a reflux-related DeMeester score ≥14.7, and symptom correlation ≥50%, and/or reflux episodes >73.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous esophageal or gastric surgery, poor physical status (American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) scores III and IV) and pregnancy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01324986

General Public Hospital Zell am See
Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria, 5700
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General Public Hospital Zell am See
  More Information Identifier: NCT01324986     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Zell 03
Study First Received: March 27, 2011
Last Updated: April 8, 2011

Keywords provided by General Public Hospital Zell am See:
extraesophageal symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017