Gastroesophageal reflux and pulmonary aspiration: incidence, functional abnormality, and results of surgical therapy.

@article{Pellegrini1979GastroesophagealRA,
  title={Gastroesophageal reflux and pulmonary aspiration: incidence, functional abnormality, and results of surgical therapy.},
  author={Carlos A. Pellegrini and Tom R. Demeester and Lawrence F. Johnson and David B. Skinner},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1979},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={110-9}
}
The incidence of aspiration, the causative esophageal pathophysiology, and the results of surgical therapy were evaluated in 100 patients with abnormal gastroesophageal reflux documented by 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring. Based on historical evidence, 48 patients were suspected to be aspirators. Eight patients had documented episodes of aspiration (drop on esophagela pH, followed by acid taste in mouth and onset of cough or wheezing spell) during the monitoring period. Nine patients were… CONTINUE READING

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