Patterns of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in patients with apparent life-threatening events.

  title={Patterns of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in patients with apparent life-threatening events.},
  author={Leonard J. Newman and J Russe and Mark S. Glassman and Stuart H. Berezin and Michael S. Halata and Marvin S. Medow and Allen J. Dozor and Steven M Schwarz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={8 2},
The incidence and temporal patterns of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in infants presenting with an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) was compared with GER characteristics of infants evaluated for persistent emesis, utilizing continuous 24 h intraesophageal pH monitoring. These data indicate that the incidence of significant GER was similar in both groups, despite the absence of a clinical vomiting history in 46% of ALTE patients. Furthermore, infants with ALTE demonstrate a significantly… CONTINUE READING
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