Influence of physical factors on the development of gastroesophageal reflux in man: Analysis by means of an experimental mechanical model

In this paper, the isolated influence of physical factors on the development of gastroesophageal reflux in man is analyzed by means of a mechanical model. We evaluate the influence of gravity, intraabdominal presure, intrathoraci pressure, transmission of intraabdominal pressure to the high pressure zone, filling volume of the stomach, and the existence of… CONTINUE READING