The Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Among Participants Enrolled in a Study Analyzing the Effects of Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes Among Vulnerable Smokers.

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by stomach acid flowing into and irritating the lining of the esophagus, causing heartburn and other adverse symptoms. Smoking contributes to complications from GERD. We examined the prevalence of GERD among participants in a large randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of very low nicotine content cigarettes among three vulnerable smoker populations: socioeconomically disadvantaged women of reproductive age, individuals with opioid dependence, and individuals with affective disorders.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Rhiannon Wiley

Secondary Mentor Name

Shirley Plucinky

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Psychological Science

Second Program/Major

Sociology

Primary Research Category

Social Sciences

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The Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Among Participants Enrolled in a Study Analyzing the Effects of Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes Among Vulnerable Smokers.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by stomach acid flowing into and irritating the lining of the esophagus, causing heartburn and other adverse symptoms. Smoking contributes to complications from GERD. We examined the prevalence of GERD among participants in a large randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of very low nicotine content cigarettes among three vulnerable smoker populations: socioeconomically disadvantaged women of reproductive age, individuals with opioid dependence, and individuals with affective disorders.