GORD Diagnosis

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Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a highly prevalent condition that negatively impacts quality of life and confers considerable healthcare costs. Although various symptoms are associated with GORD, none are characteristic for diagnosis of the disease.

This online course covers needs in the diagnosis of GORD, symptoms and questionnaires, the PPI test, endoscopy and biopsies, reflux monitoring, oesophageal manometry, barium studies and other biomarkers. Conclusive, inconclusive and paediatric GORD are also considered. 

The course includes comprehensive PPT slides and video footage, including analysis of normal and abnormal high-resolution manometry traces and pH multichannel intraluminal impedance traces. The combined material has a total duration of approximately 50 minutes. The estimated time needed to complete the course, including the final assessment, is 1 hour.

This course was developed by: UEG.

  • To understand how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of GORD
  • To know how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of no GORD
  • To understand how to deal with an inconclusive diagnosis


Daniel Sifrim, Professor of GI Physiology, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, QMUL, London, UK, and Director of Upper GI Physiology Unit, Royal London Hospital, London, UK. 

Kornilia Nikaki, Clinical Research Fellow, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, QMUL, London, UK.

Manuele Furnari, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Policlinico San Martino- IRCCS, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training and physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, biotechnicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology. 

  • The course is designed to last approximately 1 hour in total. 
  • The author and the course editor have declared that they have no conflicts of interest in relation to the material in this course. 
  • The production of this course was funded entirely by UEG. No external sponsorship was received.
  • The material used in this course was prepared in 2018.
  • Unless otherwise stated, display items are provided courtesy of the course authors.
  • Learners are invited to test their knowledge at the beginning and the end of the course via a series of 10 MCQs.
  • The course has a pass mark of 70%. Those scoring less than the required pass mark are encouraged to revisit the course and retake the assessment.

Release Date: October 2018

            This course, made available on www.ueg.eu and organised by United European Gastroenterology, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).
            Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.