Increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in patients with COPD.

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STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms in patients with COPD and the association of GER symptoms with the severity of airways obstruction as assessed by pulmonary function tests (PFTs). DESIGN Prospective questionnaire-based, cross-sectional analytic survey. SETTING Outpatient pulmonary and general… (More)

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