Relationship between gastro-oesophageal reflux pattern and severity of mucosal damage.

@article{Bredenoord2009RelationshipBG,
  title={Relationship between gastro-oesophageal reflux pattern and severity of mucosal damage.},
  author={Albert Jan Bredenoord and Gerrit J.M Hemmink and Andr{\'e} J. P. M. Smout},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={807-12}
}
The aim of the study is to compare the characteristics of reflux episodes in controls and in patients with various degrees of oesophagitis and Barrett's oesophagus. Ambulatory 24-h impedance-pH tracings were analysed from healthy volunteers, patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), patients with grade A oesophagitis, grade B oesophagitis, grade C or D oesophagitis and patients with a short segment (<2 cm) of Barrett's metaplasia. The number of acid and weakly acidic reflux episodes… CONTINUE READING