The Montreal definition and classification of gastroesophageal reflux disease: a global evidence-based consensus.
GERD was defined as a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. The disease was subclassified into esophageal and extraesophageal syndromes. Novel aspects of the new definition include a patient-centered approach that is independent of endoscopic findings, subclassification of the disease into discrete syndromes, and the recognition of laryngitis, cough, asthma, and dental erosions as possible GERD syndromes. It also proposes a new definition for suspected and proven Barrett’s esophagus.
Studium und Ausbildung in Wien und Hannover. Zuletzt Professor an der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Wien.