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Latest thinking on the surgical management of reflux

Latest thinking on the surgical management of reflux

Format

Audio

Time to Complete

1.00 hour

Published

August 1, 2017

Updated

August 1, 2017
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Programme Description

This module, recorded at MIMS Learning Live London on 9 June 2017, describes the options for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

GORD is caused by failure of the lower oesophageal sphincter mechanism; it is not excessive acid production. As such, although PPIs have a place, in some cases patients may be better managed with surgery. This module reviews the diagnosis and investigation of GORD, and outlines the options available to patients affected.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recognise GORD and its associated intestinal and non-intestinal manifestations
  • Know the appropriate investigations
  • Understand the impact of GORD on the quality of life of patients affected
  • Understand the limitations of PPI therapy
  • Be aware of the surgical options available to patients with GORD
  • Authors

    Activity author

    Mr Nicholas Boyle
    Specialist laparoscopic, upper GI and reflux surgeon
    Reflux UK

    Test author
    Dr Toni Hazell
    GP
    London

    Disclosure

    Funding for this educational programme has been provided by Torax Medical Inc.


    Date of preparation: July 2017

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credits (1.0 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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