Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In Neonates And Infants: A Systematic Review To Identify Best Practice For Treatment
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions
MS Health Services Administration
Thesis - Open Access
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Many infants have some form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) characterized by occasional spitting up with burps. Symptomatic reflux called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects infants and causes a variety of symptoms and observable events. The diagnosis of GER or GERD appears to be increasing in the infant population including healthy newborns and those infants hospitalized for a variety of reasons. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify evidence-based practice guidelines for the treatment of GERD, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions in the neonatal/infant population. The results of this study show that conservative therapies should be used initially in the treatment of GERD. If conservative therapies are unsuccessful, interventions including feedings can be used prior to the addition of pharmaceutical therapies.
Date of Award
© Kristen M. McKinnon
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McKinnon, Kristen M., "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In Neonates And Infants: A Systematic Review To Identify Best Practice For Treatment" (2010). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 781.