Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In The Older Patient | 58036
ISSN: 2161-069X

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
Open Access

Like us on:

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)
Google scholar citation report
Citations : 1337

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System received 1337 citations as per google scholar report

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System peer review process verified at publons
Indexed In
  • Index Copernicus
  • Google Scholar
  • Sherpa Romeo
  • Open J Gate
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)
  • Electronic Journals Library
  • RefSeek
  • Hamdard University
  • OCLC- WorldCat
  • SWB online catalog
  • Virtual Library of Biology (vifabio)
  • Publons
  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  • Euro Pub
Share This Page

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Older Patient

9th Euro Global Gastroenterology Conference

Maxwell M Chait

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA

Keynote: J Gastrointest Dig Syst

DOI: 10.4172/2161-069X.C1.042

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common upper gastrointestinal disorder seen in the older patient. Although older patients with GERD may have fewer symptoms, they can have more severe esophageal and extra esophageal complications that may be potentially life threatening. These complications include the esophageal complications of erosive esophagitis, esophageal stricture, Barrett’s esophagus, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and the extra esophageal complications of atypical chest pain, ENT manifestations such as globus sensation and laryngitis, dental problems and pulmonary problems such as chronic cough, asthma, and pulmonary aspiration. A more aggressive approach may often be warranted in the older patient, because of the higher incidence of severe complications. The evaluation and management of GERD are generally the same in both younger and older patients. However, there are specific issues of causation, evaluation and treatment that must be addressed when dealing with the older patient, such as cognitive impairment, comorbidities and medication side effects.

Maxwell M. Chait completed his MD degree from the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco. He is a Fellow of several prestigious organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a practicing gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City He has authored numerous publications in reputed journals. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Liver Disease and Transplantation and serves on the editorial board of several journals.

Email: [email protected]