Assessing the Efficacy of Proton Pump Inhibitors in the Management of Chronic GERD

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1Dr Agha Syed Muhammad, 2Dr Zubair Ahmed, 3Muhammad Abdullah Khalid, 4Dr Shandana Altaf, 5Dr Ammara Zia, 6Dr Wajid Ali, 7Dr. Muhammad Faisal Nadeem, 8Raed Fawaz Fahad Alrashed, 9Kashif Lodhi

Keywords

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Proton pump inhibitors, Chronic GERD, Farooq Hospital, Efficacy, Quality of life, Adverse effects, Clinical practice, Prospective cohort study

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a prevalent chronic condition characterized by the reflux of gastric contents into esophagus, leading to troublesome symptoms and potential complications. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are extensively agreed for management of GERD, but their efficacy in a specific clinical setting, such as Farooq Hospital, warrants investigation. Our current research aims to evaluate effectiveness of PPIs in management of chronic GERD over a period of six months.


Aim: The primary objective of our current research is to assess efficacy of proton pump inhibitors in alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life in patients with chronic GERD attending Farooq Hospital. Additionally, the study aims to explore the safety profile of PPIs over the six-month duration.


Methods: This prospective cohort study will be conducted at Farooq Hospital over a six-month period. Patients diagnosed with chronic GERD will be enrolled, and their demographic information, medical history, and baseline symptomatology will be recorded. Participants will be prescribed proton pump inhibitors according to standard clinical practice. Regular follow-ups will be scheduled to assess symptom improvement, medication adherence, and any adverse effects. Objective measures such as endoscopic findings and pH monitoring may be included in the methodology to provide a comprehensive evaluation.


Results: The results of this study will be analyzed to determine effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors in managing chronic GERD at Farooq Hospital. Outcome measures will include sign resolution, improvement in quality-of-life scores, and the incidence of adverse effects. Statistical methods such as t-tests and chi-square tests will be employed to analyze the data, and the findings will be presented descriptively.


Conclusion: The results from the current research are expected to offer valued insights into effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors in specific context of Farooq Hospital for the management of chronic GERD. The results will contribute to the existing knowledge on GERD management and may inform clinical practices at this healthcare institution. The study's conclusion will highlight the implications of the findings for patient care and potential avenues for future research in this field.

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