Elevated body mass disrupts the barrier to gastroesophageal reflux; discussion 1018-9.

@article{Wajed2001ElevatedBM,
  title={Elevated body mass disrupts the barrier to gastroesophageal reflux; discussion 1018-9.},
  author={Shahjehan A. Wajed and Christopher G Streets and Cedric G. Bremner and Tom R. Demeester},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={136 9},
  pages={1014-8}
}
HYPOTHESIS Obesity impairs the antireflux function of a structurally intact barrier. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of body mass index in patients with normal esophageal manometric findings but with symptomatic and objectively confirmed gastroesophageal reflux. SETTING Specialist esophageal center. PATIENTS Patients symptomatic and diagnostic for gastroesophageal reflux, referred between October 1, 1998, and June 30, 2000. Exclusion criteria were a defective barrier, motility disorders, or… CONTINUE READING