TITLE

Relevance of volume and proximal extent of reflux in gastrooesophageal reflux disease

AUTHOR(S)
Sifrim, D.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Feb2005, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p175
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), oesophageal and extraoesophageal symptoms are traditionally attributed to increased contact time beiween the mucosa and refluxates. However, the volume of reflux may be important by increasing the total amount of highly concentrated damaging substances, either by prolonging distal mucosal exposure or by expandinq to more proximal areas. To date, it has not been possible to accurately measure the volume of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Determination of the volume of reflux will help to better understand the pathophysiology of GORD and to evaluate the efficacy of antireflux treatments.
ACCESSION #
16163534

 

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