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Pneumological Aspects of Gastroesophageal Reflux - R.Dal Negro

Pneumological Aspects of Gastroesophageal Reflux

By: R.Dal Negro (Editor), Luigi Allegra (Editor)

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Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) refers to symptoms and events that result from abnormal regurgitation of gastric contents into the esophagus. GER is a common clinical problem that affects large segments of the general population. The spectrum of problems associated with GER is now known to also involve extra-esophageal sites. Respiratory diseases, in particular bronchial asthma, can be exacerbated by multiple triggers, including GER. The relationship between the occurrence of gastroesophageal disorders and changes in respiratory function has been known for over a century, but the mechanism by which intraesophageal acid regurgitation can produce respiratory symptoms is still debated. The reasons for these concurrent pathological events are also not fully understood. Determining, for instance, whether reflux itself initiates or exacerbates asthma, or whether asthma or its treatment primarily causes GER is a matter of current investigation.

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Gastroenterology
Epidemiology of Gastroesophageal Refluxp. 3
Pathophysiology of Gastroesophageal Refluxp. 14
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Pneumology
Pathophysiological Determinants of Gastroesophageal Reflux, and the Role of Esophageal and Airway Receptorsp. 25
The Role of Protons in the Activation of Primary Sensory Neuronsp. 33
An Ovine Model of GERD-Induced Bronchoconstrictionp. 43
Clinical Signs of Gastroesophageal Refluxp. 53
Epidemiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Asthmap. 63
Gastroesophageal Reflux and Nonspecific Hyperreactivity of Upper Aerodigestive Tract: Possible Correlations with Otorhinolaryngological Disordersp. 70
Bronchial Asthma and GERp. 80
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseasep. 103
Gastroesophageal Reflux and Interstitial Lung Diseasep. 108
Diagnostic Techniques for Gastroesophageal Reflux Detection
Imaging of Gastroesophageal Refluxp. 117
The Esophageal Scintiscanp. 127
Ambulatory Esophageal pH Monitoring in the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Refluxp. 141
Diagnostic Techniques for Assessing Pulmonary Involvement
Lung Function and Bronchial Hyperreactivityp. 157
Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in the Management of Children with Gastroesophageal Refluxp. 167
Therapy
Therapy of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: The Gastroenterological Approachp. 175
The Role of Respiratory Drugs in Gastroesophageal Refluxp. 192
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ISBN: 9788847000490
ISBN-10: 8847000491
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1999
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.3