Symptom Reports Are Not Reliable During Ambulatory Reflux Monitoring

  title={Symptom Reports Are Not Reliable During Ambulatory Reflux Monitoring},
  author={Robert T. Kavitt and Tina C Higginbotham and James Christopher Slaughter and Dilan A Patel and Elif Saritas Yuksel and Zurabi Lominadze and Anas Abou-Ismail and Trisha Satya Pasricha and C. Gaelyn Garrett and David Hagaman and Michael Fredrick Vaezi},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Patient reporting of symptom events during ambulatory reflux monitoring is commonly performed with little data regarding its accuracy. We employed a novel time-synchronized ambulatory audio recording of symptom events simultaneously with prolonged pH/impedance monitoring to assess temporal accuracy of patient-reported symptoms.METHODS:An acoustic monitoring system was employed to detect cough events via tracheal and chest wall sounds and it was temporally synchronized with an… CONTINUE READING


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