Refractory GERD: increased body mass index is associated with persisting acid exposure but not hypersensitive esophagus or functional heartburn.

@article{Viazis2013RefractoryGI,
  title={Refractory GERD: increased body mass index is associated with persisting acid exposure but not hypersensitive esophagus or functional heartburn.},
  author={Nikos Viazis and George P. Karamanolis and Jiannis Anastasiou and Anastasia Keyoglou and Jiannis Vlachogiannakos and Spiros D Ladas and Dimitrios G. Karamanolis},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1450-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of persistent abnormal acid exposure, hypersensitive esophagus (HE), and functional heartburn (FH) in obese/overweight and normal-weight patients referred for impedance-pH monitoring, because of persisting gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms despite therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). ΜETHODS: Patients… CONTINUE READING