Curbside Consultation in GERD: 49 Clinical Questions

Philip O. Katz, MD

Question 21: What Is The Role Of An On-Demand Treatment In Maintenance? Who Is The Best Candidate? (continued)

There are 3 options available for long-term medical management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, keeping in mind that the goals of therapy are relief and/or resolution of symptoms, optimizing health-related quality of life and, as mentioned above, prevention of complications. The 3 available options for patients are continuous long-term therapy, true on-demand intermittent therapy, and so-called “threshold” therapy (Figure 21-1). In reality, those patients on so-called continuous medical therapy do not take their medications on a regular basis and, as such, are…
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