Gastroesophageal reflux and Nissen fundoplication following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children.

@article{Sulaeman1998GastroesophagealRA,
  title={Gastroesophageal reflux and Nissen fundoplication following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children.},
  author={Eva Sulaeman and John Nicholas Udall and Ryan F Brown and Elizabeth E. Mannick and William A Loe and Charles B. Hill and Eberhard Schmidt-sommerfeld},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={269-73}
}
BACKGROUND Abnormal gastroesophageal reflux after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a serious problem in neurologically impaired children. Protective fundoplication has been advocated. Whether esophageal pH monitoring before percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy will predict later problems with gastroesophageal reflux is unclear. METHODS Eighty-five mostly neurologically impaired pediatric patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy were studied retrospectively regarding… CONTINUE READING