Study Suggest That Upper Endoscopy Overused in Patients with Heartburn

Sunday, Jul. 7th 2013 1:00 AM

Heartburn is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor, and some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Yet according to the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Guidelines Committee in a new evidence-based clinical policy paper that was published December 3rd in the Annals of Internal Medicine, most patients do not require the procedure unless other serious symptoms are present.

 

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