Study: PPI drugs, surgery both effective for chronic GERD

05/18/2011 | HealthDay News

Laparoscopic surgery and proton pump inhibitor drugs such as Nexium or Prilosec can successfully treat chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease, French researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, paid for by Nexium manufacturer AstraZeneca, found no significant differences in outcomes between medical and surgical treatments, although each had pros and cons that need to be weighed by physicians and patients.

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