Effect of asthma and PTSD on persistence and onset of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms among adults exposed to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

@article{Li2016EffectOA,
  title={Effect of asthma and PTSD on persistence and onset of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms among adults exposed to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.},
  author={Jiehui Li and Robert M Brackbill and Hannah T Jordan and James E Cone and Mark R. Farfel and Steven D. Stellman},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={
          805-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the direction of causality among asthma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and onset of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms (GERS) after exposure to the 9/11/2001 World Trade Center (WTC) disaster. METHODS Using data from the WTC Health Registry, we investigated the effects of early diagnosed post-9/11 asthma and PTSD on the late onset and persistence of GERS using log-binomial regression, and examined whether PTSD mediated the asthma-GERS association using… CONTINUE READING
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