Introduction: Current practice in acid-related disorders in Asian countries, and workshop background, design and goals

F. K.L. Chan, B. D. Gold, Y. Kinoshita, A. O.O. Chan, M. S.R. Wong, H. D. Makmun, B. Ovarlarnporn, B. Vivatvakin, J. T. Lin, B. S. Sheu, W. H. Chang

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Abstract

A workshop on acid-related disorders in paediatric and elderly populations was held in Asia in 2006 to raise awareness that: (i) these particular age groups require special consideration in their disease management; (ii) to clarify what issues need to be addressed in these populations and (iii) to reach a consensus on recommendations for the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and other acid-related disorders in children and the elderly. Of note, acid-related disorders, particularly gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in these populations are less well recognized and studied than those in the adult population between the ages of 20 and 60 years. A distinguished faculty of practicing gastroenterologists and key opinion leaders from several Asian countries and the United States were thus enlisted to address these issues in the workshop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics Symposium Series
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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