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Unformatted text preview: Frank A. Granderath Thomas Kamolz Rudolph Pointner (Eds.) Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Principles of Disease, Diagnosis, and Treatment SpringerWienNewYork Dr. Frank A. Granderath Mag. Dr. Thomas Kamolz Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolph Pointner Allgemein öffentliches Krankenhaus, Zell am See, Austria This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically those of translation, reprinting, re-use of illustrations, broadcasting, reproduction by photocopying machines or similar means, and storage in data banks. Product Liability: The publisher can give no guarantee for all the information contained in this book. This does also refer to information about drug dosage and application thereof. In every individual case the respective user must check its accuracy by consulting other pharmaceutical literature. The use of registered names, trademarks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. © 2006 Springer-Verlag/Wien Printed in Austria SpringerWienNewYork is part of Springer Science Business Media springeronline.com Typesetting: Thomson Press Ltd., Chennai, India Printing: Theiss GmbH, 9431 St. Stefan, Austria Printed on acid-free and chlorine-free bleached paper SPIN: 11339267 With numerous Figures Library of Congress Control Number: 2005933709 ISBN-10 3-211-23589-2 SpringerWienNewYork ISBN-13 978-3-211-23589-8 SpringerWienNewYork This book is dedicated to my parents – Rolf and Wiltrud, who supported me all over the years with all their love. Special thanks for all to my wife Ursula Maria and my teacher Rudolph Pointner. F. A. Granderath To the loves of my life – Uli, Max and Sophie – my parents, family, friends and all staff members. Thank you all for the support during all the years. T. Kamolz PREFACE Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the Western world. In recent years, there have been many developments in the field of GERD. At least, all these developments have helped to find new diagnostic procedures and different treatment concepts. As well known, GERD affects patients quality of life and leads to a significant economic burden on society. There-fore, all further investigations should primary aim in an improvement of patients daily life. The challenge of this book is to critically evaluate the currently available literature and to present for all you who are interested in the field of GERD the basic principles of disease, diagnostic and treatment. We, the editors, are more than proud that a large number of the world wide leading experts have accepted our in-vitation to contribute on this book....
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