April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA111
Academic Journal
This article describes the techniques used and the findings from a retrospective survey of the investigations in pediatrics and neonates, to look for the presence of gastro-oesophapeal reflux disease. The placement of the pH sensor above the lower oesophageal sphincter is calculated using the Strobel regression formula. This is checked by the use of a "pull back" technique that looks for a pH transition from the stomach into the oesophagus. Medical Physics has received 411 referrals. 322 studies were concluded. 89 were not completed and of these 52 patients either cancelled or did not offend; in 31 patients it was not possible to pass the catheter, mainly due to severe anxiety.


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