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Magnetic sphincter augmentation bests PPIs in treating refractory GERD

Augmentation of the lower esophageal sphincter with a magnetic ring placed during a minimally invasive procedure was more effective than increasing proton pump inhibitor therapy for treating regurgitation in patients with GERD, according to research published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Reginald C.W. Bell, MD, FACS, of the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery, and colleagues wrote that because PPIs do not address the functionality of the lower esophageal sphincter, patients with GERD can still experience persistent regurgitation.
“Perhaps because of perceived lack of alternative
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