24-h esophageal pH testing in asthmatics: respiratory symptom correlation with esophageal acid events.

@article{Harding199924hEP,
  title={24-h esophageal pH testing in asthmatics: respiratory symptom correlation with esophageal acid events.},
  author={Susan M. Harding and Melany R Guzzo and J E Richter},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={654-9}
}
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) may be a trigger for asthma and may be clinically silent. Twenty-four-hour esophageal pH testing accurately diagnoses GER in asthmatics. There are no reports correlating respiratory symptoms with esophageal acid events. This study examines the prevalence and severity of GER in asthmatics with and without reflux… CONTINUE READING