GORD Diagnosis

Topics: Oesophagus, Neurogastroenterology & Motility
European CME Credit: 1

Authors: Daniel Sifrim, Kornilia Nikaki
Editor: Manuele Furnari
Release date: October 2018, reviewed/updated February 2023.
This course was developed by UEG and is accredited with EACCME
All related CME accreditation is freely available upon course completion

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About this online course

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a highly prevalent condition that negatively impacts quality of life and confers considerable healthcare costs. Although various symptoms are associated with GORD, none are characteristic for diagnosis of the disease.

This online course covers needs in the diagnosis of GORD, symptoms and questionnaires, the PPI test, endoscopy and biopsies, reflux monitoring, oesophageal manometry, barium studies and other biomarkers. Conclusive, inconclusive and paediatric GORD are also considered. 

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of GORD
  • To know how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of no GORD
  • To understand how to deal with an inconclusive diagnosis

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training and physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, biotechnicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology. 

GORD Diagnosis