TITLE

Are we underestimating acid reflux?

AUTHOR(S)
Spechler, S. J.
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Feb2004, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p162
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
According to a study by researcher J. Fletcher and colleagues in Glasgow, Scotland, conventional pH monitoring techniques have substantially underestimated the duration of acid exposure for the most distal segment of the oesophagus. This study is another in a series of fascinating investigations elucidating how hostile is the environment at the gastro-oesophageal junction. This study suggests that short segment reflux causes relentless exposure of the most distal oesophagus to acid, nitric oxide and other noxious agents in gastric juice.
ACCESSION #
12998632

 

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