TITLE

ACID IS NOT THE CAUSE OF RECURRENT SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING ANTI-REFLUX SURGERY

AUTHOR(S)
Harvey, E. J.; McCarron, C. S.; Anggiansah, A.; Anggiansah, R.; Mason, R. J.; Botha, A. J.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on a study which states that acid is not the cause of recurrent symptoms following anti-reflux surgery. Anti-reflux surgery is effective in relieving symptoms in 85% of patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Surgery also resolves pathological reflux as measured by 24 hour oesophageal pH monitoring (24 h pH). Two recent studies have reported poor correlation between recurrent symptoms of GORD following anti-reflux surgery and findings on 24 h pH.
ACCESSION #
13218908

 

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