Effects of asymptomatic proximal and distal gastroesophageal reflux on asthma severity.

@article{Dimango2009EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of asymptomatic proximal and distal gastroesophageal reflux on asthma severity.},
  author={Emily A Dimango and Janet T Holbrook and Erin Simpson and Joan Reibman and Joel Richter and Surinder Narula and Nancy A Prusakowski and John G. Mastronarde and Robert A. Wise},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={180 9},
  pages={809-16}
}
RATIONALE Silent gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is common in patients with asthma, but it is unclear whether GER is associated with worse asthma symptoms or reduced lung function. OBJECTIVES To determine in patients with poorly controlled asthma, whether proximal or distal esophageal reflux is associated with asthma severity, symptoms, physiology, or functional status. METHODS Baseline asthma characteristics were measured in patients with asthma enrolled in a multicenter trial assessing the… CONTINUE READING