The prevalence of acid-related disorders, which include duodenal ulcer disease, gastric ulcer disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, is relatively high in the United States. This has a significant impact on quality of life and health care resource utilization. The articles in this supplement explore therapeutic approaches and best practices related to acid-related disorders.
Health Care in the United States: Current and Future Challenges
Impact of Acid-Related Disorders in the United States
Comparative Pharmacology of Proton Pump Inhibitors
Optimizing Acid-Suppression Therapy
Evidence-Based Health Care: Making Health Policy and Management Decisions