McAteer and colleagues1 use the Pediatric Health Information System database to evaluate factors associated with progression to antireflux procedures (ARPs) in children hospitalized for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). They demonstrated that children younger than 2 months are more likely to undergo ARPs compared with older children. Furthermore, children with additional comorbidites are more likely to undergo ARPs. These findings are not new and are expected within the pediatric surgical community.
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