Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): The Spectrum of Esophagitis, Barrett's, Dysplasia and Cancer
Gary M. Gray, M.D.
Dr. Gray reports no commercial conflict of interest.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Analyze the history of a patient with GERD and establish a systematic approach to the diagnosis and therapy
- Discuss the pathophysiology of intestinal metaplasia (Barrett's epithelium) in the lower esophagus
- Recognize the factors that increase the risk of developing Barrett's epithelium
- Determine when a patient with Barrett's should be referred to a gastroenterologist or surgeon.