New developments in detection of gastroesophageal reflux.

@article{Emerenziani2005NewDI,
  title={New developments in detection of gastroesophageal reflux.},
  author={Sara Emerenziani and Daniel A Sifrim},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          450-3
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Esophageal pH monitoring has been considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In many patients, however, there is a poor correlation between acid reflux episodes and symptoms. The high prevalence of nonerosive gastroesophageal reflux disease and functional heartburn associated with normal esophageal ph-metry and the nonnegligible proportion of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease refractory to adequate proton pump inhibitor… CONTINUE READING

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