Influence of age and gender on gastroesophageal reflux in symptomatic patients.

@article{Ter1998InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age and gender on gastroesophageal reflux in symptomatic patients.},
  author={Roland B. Ter and B. T. St. Johnston and D. Castell},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={106-8}
}
Studies have reported that normal males have significantly more physiologic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) than women but little difference in reflux parameters is seen between younger and older normal individuals. The aims of this study were to investigate the influence of age and gender on GER in symptomatic patients. We reviewed 353 24-h pH studies performed in patients with reflux symptoms. The following parameters were assessed: % time pH < 4 of total, upright and supine periods; total… CONTINUE READING