Roswitha Hell

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Ambulatory 24-hr esophageal pH monitoring is considered the gold standard for diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The current approach is to encourage patients to pursue their everyday activity in order to obtain near-physiological recordings. However, the effect of the test itself on reflux-provoking activities has never been evaluated.(More)
BACKGROUND Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) plays a major role in the development of Barrett's oesophagus. However, it has yet to be elucidated what factors determine the length of Barrett's mucosa in each individual patient. AIMS To determine if there is a correlation between oesophageal acid exposure and the length of Barrett's mucosa. We also(More)
BACKGROUND The shape of the dose-response curve at low doses differs from the linear quadratic model. The effect of a radio-adaptive response is the centre of many studies and well known inspite that the clinical applications are still rarely considered. METHODS We studied the effect of a low-dose pre-irradiation (0.03 Gy - 0.1 Gy) alone or followed by a(More)
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