Esophageal intraluminal pH recording in the assessment of gastroesophageal reflux and its consequences

@article{Atkinson1977EsophagealIP,
  title={Esophageal intraluminal pH recording in the assessment of gastroesophageal reflux and its consequences},
  author={Michael Atkinson and Allen Van Gelder},
  journal={The American Journal of Digestive Diseases},
  year={1977},
  volume={22},
  pages={365-370}
}
Intraluminal pH in the lower esophagus has been recorded during a 3-hr period following a light meal and a consecutive 12-hr nocturnal period in 20 patients with typical symptoms and radiological evidence of gastroesophageal reflux and in 10 patients without such signs of reflux. Evidence of acid reflux was obtained in 3 of the patients without reflux during the postcibal period but in only one during the 12-hr nocturnal period. In contrast all except one of the 20 patients who had evidence of… CONTINUE READING