Gastro-oesophageal reflux and gastric aspiration in lung transplant patients with or without chronic rejection.

@article{Blondeau2008GastrooesophagealRA,
  title={Gastro-oesophageal reflux and gastric aspiration in lung transplant patients with or without chronic rejection.},
  author={Kathleen Blondeau and Veerle Mertens and Bart A Vanaudenaerde and Geert M. Verleden and Dirk E Van Raemdonck and Daniel A Sifrim and Lieven Joseph Dupont},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={707-13}
}
Acid gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and gastric aspiration have been labelled as risk factors for chronic rejection bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after lung transplantation (LTx). The present study aimed to further characterise GOR (both acid and nonacid) and the degree of gastric aspiration in LTx recipients both with and without BOS. Impedance-pH recordings were used for GOR detection. Pepsin and bile acid levels were measured in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). A total of 48… CONTINUE READING

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