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Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and chronic rhino-sinusitis (CRS) are prevalent disorders. Coexistence by chance is to be expected in a number of patients. Coexistence due to shared pathogenic mechanisms is controversial. In this paper, we have described the characteristics of GERD and CRS epidemiologically, diagnostically, and pathophysiologically,(More)
Though some data indicate an association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and upper airway inflammatory disease, a connection between GERD and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a matter of controversy in today’s medicine. The aim of this study was to examine whether patients with GERD have a different nose- and sinus-related quality of life(More)
INTRODUCTION The pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is unclear. It has been discussed for decades whether gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) may be a contributing factor for some patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the level of GOR in an unselected group of patients with CRS using multichannel impedance-pH monitoring. METHODS(More)
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