Effects of anti-reflux surgery on weakly acidic reflux and belching.

@article{Broeders2011EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of anti-reflux surgery on weakly acidic reflux and belching.},
  author={Joris A. J. L. Broeders and Arjan J Bredenoord and Eric Jasper Hazebroek and I. A. M. J. Broeders and H. G. Gooszen and Andr{\'e} J. P. M. Smout},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={435-41}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) is the most frequently performed operation for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). However, 12% of the patients have persistent reflux symptoms and 19% develop gas-related symptoms after LNF. Weakly acidic reflux and inability to belch have been alleged to cause these symptoms, respectively. The effect of LNF on weakly acidic reflux and (supra) gastric belching was evaluated. METHODS In 31 patients upper gastrointestinal endoscopy… CONTINUE READING

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