The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are currently no screening guidelines for GERD/heartburn.
American Gastroenterological Association website. Available at:
http://www.gastro.org/. Accessed March 6, 2006.
The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th edition. Simon and Schuster, Inc.; 2000.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
website. Available at:
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/. Accessed March 7, 2006.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons website. Available at:
http://www.ctsnet.org/. Accessed March 7, 2006.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Daus Mahnke, MD
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