Efficacy of laparoscopic fundoplication in controlling pulmonary symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Fernando2005EfficacyOL,
  title={Efficacy of laparoscopic fundoplication in controlling pulmonary symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={H. C. Fernando and Amgad El-Sherif and Rodney J. Landreneau and S{\'e}bastien Gilbert and Neil A. Christie and Percival O. Buenaventura and John M. Close and James D. Luketich},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={138 4},
  pages={612-6; discussion 616-7}
}
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-induced pulmonary symptoms (PS) can be difficult to control. The effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication (LF) in controlling PS among patients with medically recalcitrant GERD is poorly documented. We evaluated our results in controlling important PS in patients with GERD undergoing LF. METHODS Seventy-four patients (28 men, 46 women) were identified with clinically important PS from a prospective cohort of 155 patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING