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Association of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) with bronchial asthma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8984045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighty children with bronchial asthma and ten control cases underwent radionuclide gastroesophagography for the detection of gastroesophageal reflux. Thirty nine per cent asthmatic children demonstrated esophageal reflux on scintiscanning. The ten control subjects had no reflux. The presence of reflux correlated strongly with the presence of nocturnal exacerbation of symptoms. Bronchodilator therapy did not affect the prevalence of GER in asthmatic children.
K Chopra; S K Matta; N Madan; S Iyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-07     Completed Date:  1997-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1083-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Case-Control Studies
Child, Preschool
Circadian Rhythm
Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications*,  epidemiology,  radionuclide imaging

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