King, A. L.; Anggiansah, A.; Wong, T.; Anggiansah, R.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA25
Academic Journal
A recent study concluded that supine reflux occurs mainly in the early part of the night time period. There was a strong association between supine reflux and retiring within 2 hours of a meal. This article tests this hypothesis in more detail in a larger cohort of patients. Reflux in mixed supine and upright reflux patients occurs maximally in the early part of the night and this may be important for the timing of acid suppressive therapy. Patients with reflux confined to the supine period, however, appear to reflux equally throughout the recumbent period.


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