Nocturnal weakly acidic reflux promotes aspiration of bile acids in lung transplant recipients.

@article{Blondeau2009NocturnalWA,
  title={Nocturnal weakly acidic reflux promotes aspiration of bile acids in lung transplant recipients.},
  author={Kathleen Blondeau and Veerle Mertens and Bart A Vanaudenaerde and Geert M. Verleden and Dirk E Van Raemdonck and Daniel A Sifrim and Lieven Joseph Dupont},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={141-8}
}
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and aspiration of bile acids have been implicated as non-alloimmune risk factors for the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after lung transplantation. The aim of our study was to investigate the association between GER and gastric aspiration of bile acids and to establish which reflux characteristics may promote aspiration of bile acids into the lungs and may feature as a potential diagnostic tool in identifying lung transplantation… CONTINUE READING