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Drugs for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux: in search of clear evidence-based indications
  1. Federico Marchetti,
  2. Jenny Bua,
  3. Alessandro Ventura
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
  1. Federico Marchetti, Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy; fedemarche{at}tin.it

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Keady1 presents some updated guidelines on the drug treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). However, in order to provide clear management guidelines, we believe that the review should have first addressed the definition of GOR (ie, physiological) versus GORD (ie, pathological). In fact, the results of a recent survey on the knowledge, attitudes and practice styles of North American paediatricians …

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