Gastroesophageal reflux disease and extraesophageal disease Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Asthma
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux

abstract

  • The patient with extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease presents a clinical challenge. Symptom presentation overlaps with other otolaryngologic and pulmonary disease, and heartburn might be infrequent or absent. Endoscopy and pH monitoring are insensitive and therefore not useful in many patients as diagnostic modalities. Thus, antisecretory therapy is used as both a diagnostic trial and as therapy in the majority. Attention to optimizing therapy and judicious use of endoscopy and reflux monitoring are needed to minimize cost and maximize success.

publication date

  • December 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16369225

Additional Document Info

start page

  • S31

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 5

number

  • SUPPL. 2