Review article: gastric acidity--comparison of esomeprazole with other proton pump inhibitors.

@article{Hatlebakk2003ReviewAG,
  title={Review article: gastric acidity--comparison of esomeprazole with other proton pump inhibitors.},
  author={Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 Suppl 1},
  pages={10-5; discussion 16-7}
}
Gastric acid suppression is the most effective medical therapy to control acidic gastro-oesophageal reflux: individuals in whom therapy fails usually have inadequate acid suppression. Twenty-four-hour intragastric pH-metry measures the percentage of time that gastric pH is above 4 or 3, the critical thresholds for tissue damage and symptom generation in the distal oesophagus. Effective medical therapy must control gastric acidity throughout the daytime, including the postprandial period. It is… CONTINUE READING
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