Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux, lung function and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea: Results from an epidemiological survey.

@article{Emilsson2012NocturnalGR,
  title={Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux, lung function and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea: Results from an epidemiological survey.},
  author={Ossur Ingi Emilsson and Christer Janson and Brynd{\'i}s Benediktsd{\'o}ttir and Sigurdur Jon Juliusson and Thorarinn Gislason},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={459-66}
}
BACKGROUND Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux (nGER) has received increasing interest as a predisposing factor for respiratory diseases and sleep disturbances. The possible role of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) contributing to nGER is of special interest. The aim of this study was to explore the association between nGER and respiratory diseases, lung function and symptoms of OSA. METHODS Participants in the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) initiative in Iceland and Sweden, a random… CONTINUE READING