Mechanism of gastroesophageal reflux in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Abstract

BACKGROUND It has been reported that the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) disease is high in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). End-inspiratory intra-esophageal pressure decreases progressively during OSA, which has been thought to facilitate GER in OSA patients. The aim of our study was to clarify the mechanisms of GER during sleep… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2982.2010.01485.x

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