Hiatal hernia size is the dominant determinant of esophagitis presence and severity in gastroesophageal reflux disease

@article{Jones2001HiatalHS,
  title={Hiatal hernia size is the dominant determinant of esophagitis presence and severity in gastroesophageal reflux disease},
  author={Michael P. Jones and Sheldon S Sloan and John C Rabine and Christine C. Ebert and Cheng-Fang Huang and Peter J. Kahrilas},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={1711-1717}
}
OBJECTIVE:Although reflux esophagitis is a multifactorial disease, the relative importance of these pathogenetic factors has not been clearly established. In this study, regression analysis was used to model the major determinants of esophagitis in patients with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).METHODS:Sixty-six GERD patients and 16… CONTINUE READING