The Acid Pocket: A Target for Treatment in Reflux Disease?

A Podcast with Peter J. Kahrilas, MD, FACG

Peter J. Kahrilas, MD, FACG, co-author of new research published in the July issue of AJG about the “acid pocket,” an area of unbuffered gastric acid that accumulates in the proximal stomach after meals, talks with AJG Co-Editor William D. Chey, MD, FACG, about the definition and genesis of the acid pocket concept; the relationship between this phenomenon and hiatal hernia, erosive esophagitis, and Barrett’s esophagus; as well as evolving methods to identify and target the acid pocket for the treatment of GERD. (21:50)

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