CE/CME No: CR-1305
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• Differentiate between gastroesophageal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GER and GERD, respectively) in the pediatric patient, including symptomatology and risk factors.
• Explain typical and atypical presentations of GERD as factors in the differential diagnosis.
• Describe diagnostic testing options for GERD and their appropriate use in infants and children with suspected GERD.
• Discuss age-appropriate strategies to reduce the symptoms of GERD in children, including lifestyle changes and pharmacologic and surgical options.
Ellen D. Mandel is Clinical Associate Professor in the Pace University Physician Assistant Program in New York City, and Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Claudia Ashforth and Kristine Daugherty are students in the Pace University Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program.
The authors have no significant financial relationships to disclose.
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