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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 15, 2003; 9(10): 2135-2136
Published online Oct 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i10.2135
Gastroesophageal reflux disease at the turn of millennium
Lee-Guan Lim, Khek-Yu Ho
Lee-Guan Lim, Khek-Yu Ho, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to the work.
Correspondence to: Associate Professor Khek-Yu Ho, MBBS (Syd Hons 1) MD FRACP FAMS, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074 Singapore.
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Received: July 4, 2003
Revised: July 10, 2003
Accepted: July 14, 2003
Published online: October 15, 2003

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been an area of active research in the Asia-Pacific region in the recent years. This article outlines some of the interesting research findings. It comprises three parts. The first part dealt with recent data on the changing epidemiology of GERD in Asia. The second part summarized published studies on the relationship between GERD and Helicobacter pylori, relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. The last part discussed some of the recent advances in the treatment of GERD.

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