A prospective randomized double-blind study of gastroesophageal reflux surgery in pediatric-sized developmentally disabled patients: Nissen fundoplication versus Angelchik prosthesis.

@article{Gourley1986APR,
  title={A prospective randomized double-blind study of gastroesophageal reflux surgery in pediatric-sized developmentally disabled patients: Nissen fundoplication versus Angelchik prosthesis.},
  author={Glenn R. Gourley and John R. Pellett and Bing Li and W. N. Adkins},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={1986},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          52-61
        }
}
In order to compare the standard Nissen fundoplication with the more recent Angelchik antireflux prosthesis, 47 pediatric-sized, developmentally disabled patients were prospectively randomized to receive either of these gastroesophageal antireflux procedures. The two groups were comparable at the time of surgery with regard to age, weight, surface area, emesis, number of chest radiographs, medications, lower esophageal sphincter pressure, and number and duration of reflux episodes during… CONTINUE READING
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