Refractory GERD Patient Voice Needed

An organization is working on a consensus statement to define refractory GERD. The general understanding of refractory GERD refers to patients who still experience heartburn and/or regurgitation symptoms despite taking a stable dose of proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Inclusion of the patient perspective is very important in this project. The ideal patient to participate in this opportunity and share their experience will have the following characteristics:

  • Adult at least 18 years of age,
  • GERD diagnosis with GERD symptoms (heartburn or regurgitation) on average of 4 or more days per week over the last 8 weeks,
  • Has been receiving a standard-labeled dose, once-daily PPI for a minimum of 8 weeks,
  • No history of complete lack of response to PPIs (at least some improvement with PPI usage),
  • Epigastric pain or epigastric burning is not the most predominant (bothersome) symptom,
  • No diagnosis of gastroparesis or history of bowel obstruction,
  • No history of significant GI surgery.

If you feel that you may qualify for this opportunity, and would like to participate, please contact Marissa Lombardi, Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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