Is obesity really leading to an increase in GERD? Or, has GERD just become a catch-all phrase for all sorts of upper GI distress? Has GERD become the new "dyspepsia"? G. Richard Locke, MD, FACG, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses his findings as presented at the ACG 2011 program.
He presented as part of a plenary session on "Observer Bias in the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal
Reflux Disease and Functional Dyspepsia."