Heartburn - Why "Test and Treat" Is Best - Frankly Speaking EP 157Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Heartburn is a frequent complaint in primary care practices. The etiology is broad, from reflux to H. pylori infection and PUD. While many clinicians treat symptomatically, this may not lead to patient satisfaction. A recent network meta-analysis published in The BMJ, concluded that a ‘test and treat’ approach resulted in the lowest reports for patients to remain symptomatic at follow-up.
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- Discuss the common etiology for dyspepsia
- Appreciate ‘red flags’ when treating patients with dyspepsia
- Learn the most effective approach for evaluation and management.
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