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Chapter 23. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Medication Therapy Management Data Set

Which of the following is the most appropriate definition for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

a. Inflammation of the lining of the esophagus

b. A condition that develops when reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications

c. Erosion of the squamous epithelium of the esophagus

d. A condition in which tissue lining of the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to the lining in the intestine

Which of the following is a potential secondary cause and/or contributing factor that may worsen symptoms of GERD?

a. Eating a high-protein, low-fat meal

b. Drinking water

c. Eating chocolate

d. Taking calcium supplements

A patient comes to the pharmacy complaining of belching and regurgitation. He or she states his or her diet has been consistent with his or her favorites of grape juice, noodles (containing carrots, onions and sweet bell peppers), and pasta. He or she is currently taking acetaminophen for general pain and amlodipine for hypertension (therapy started a month ago). Which of the following foods or medications is likely causing the patient's GERD symptoms?

a. Grape juice

b. Carrots

c. Acetaminophen

d. Amlodipine

Which of the following is an appropriate therapeutic goal for management of GERD?

a. Alleviating or eliminating symptoms

b. Decreasing frequency and duration of GERD symptoms

c. Preventing the development of complications

d. All of the above are appropriate therapeutic goals

A patient approaches you in a clinic setting and asks, "What is a PPI?" How would you respond, utilizing living room language?

a. A PPI is a medication that decreases gastric hyperacidity by working on the proton pumps in the gut

b. A PPI is a medication that neutralizes acid in the stomach, thereby reducing GERD symptoms

c. A PPI is a medication that blocks the stomach from making acid and can heal the food pipe or esophagus

d. A PPI is ...

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