Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with poor asthma control, quality of life, and psychological status in Chinese asthma patients.

@article{Cheung2009GastroesophagealRD,
  title={Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with poor asthma control, quality of life, and psychological status in Chinese asthma patients.},
  author={Ting Kin Cheung and Bing Lam and Kam Fai Lam and Mary Sau Man Ip and Connie Ka Yan Ng and Roger Kung and Benjamin Chun-yu Wong},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 5},
  pages={1181-1185}
}
BACKGROUND Both asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are common, often coexist, and have significant impact on a patient's quality of life. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of GERD in asthmatic patients at a major hospital in Hong Kong, and to examine the impact of GERD and its association with asthma control. METHODS Patients with asthma who attended the respiratory clinic at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, were recruited. Demographic data were collected, and a validated… CONTINUE READING