Ultrasound diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia in infants and young children.

@article{Westra1990UltrasoundDO,
  title={Ultrasound diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia in infants and young children.},
  author={Sjirk Jan Westra and Burkhard H Wolf and Chris R. Staalman},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={477-85}
}
In 30 young children suspected of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the G-E junction was examined with ultrasonography directly after a feeding while these children were on overnight extended esophageal pH monitoring (EEpHM) (32 simultaneous ultrasound/EEpHM studies). The two tests showed 81% to 84% agreement in the detection of the presence or absence of GER, depending on whether the whole period of EEpHM or only the part of it covering the ultrasound observation period were used as the standard… CONTINUE READING
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