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Updated International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Proceedings of the AGREE Conference.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Over the last decade, clinical experiences and research studies raised concerns regarding use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) as part of the diagnostic strategy for eosinophilicExpand
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The sensitivity of multichannel intraluminal impedance and the pH probe in the evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux in children.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) has been incorporated into gastroesophageal reflux evaluations in children despite a lack of evidence comparing it to the gold standard pHExpand
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Gastroesophageal reflux in infants: more than just a pHenomenon.
IMPORTANCE Rarely have the best methods of diagnosis or the treatment of a disease engendered more controversy than gastroesophageal reflux (GER), a highly prevalent condition in infants. OBJECTIVEExpand
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Airway reflux
An ever‐increasing number of adult and pediatric disorders have been shown to be influenced or caused by airway reflux. This has become a controversial and complicated aspect of medicine thatExpand
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Intraesophageal Pressure Recording Improves the Detection of Cough During Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance Testing in Children
Background: One of the primary reasons for referral for reflux testing is to correlate reflux events with symptoms such as cough. Adult studies have suggested that symptom recording is flawed andExpand
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Changes in gastric and lung microflora with acid suppression: acid suppression and bacterial growth.
IMPORTANCE The use of acid suppression has been associated with an increased risk of upper and lower respiratory tract infections in the outpatient setting but the mechanism behind this increasedExpand
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Lipid-Laden Macrophage Index Is Not an Indicator of Gastroesophageal Reflux-Related Respiratory Disease in Children
BACKGROUND. The lipid-laden macrophage index has been used to evaluate for gastroesophageal reflux-related respiratory disease, but the relationship between reflux detected by pH probe and theExpand
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Reflux Events Detected by pH-MII Do Not Determine Fundoplication Outcome
Background: Because of complications and its invasive nature, fundoplication is often a treatment of last resort for children with gastroesophageal reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux testing does notExpand
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Incidence of spinal cord lesions in patients with intractable constipation.
Abstract Spinal magnetic resonance imaging of children with intractable constipation was reviewed. Nine percent of patients had spinal cord abnormalities. Tethered cord was the most common lesion inExpand
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Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement
We present a multi-disciplinary consensus definition of the aerodigestive care model with specific recommendations regarding associated personnel, infrastructure, research, and outcome measures.Expand
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