Gastroesophageal Reflux in Patients with Morbid Obesity: A Role of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome?

@article{Sabate2008GastroesophagealRI,
  title={Gastroesophageal Reflux in Patients with Morbid Obesity: A Role of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome?},
  author={J. M. Sabate and Pauline Jou{\"e}t and M. Cherif Merrouche and Julien Pouzoulet and Dominique Maillard and Florence Harnois and Simon Msika and B Coffin},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={1479-1484}
}
BackgroundObesity is a risk factor for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Our aim was to evaluate in morbidly obese patients the prevalence of OSA and GERD and their possible relationship.MethodsMorbidly obese patients [body mass index (BMI) >40 or >35 kg/m2 in association with comorbidities] selected for bariatric surgery were prospectively included. Every patient underwent a 24-h pH monitoring, esophageal manometry, and nocturnal polysomnographic… CONTINUE READING
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