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Gastroesophageal reflux in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9628942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a common disorder in infants and children with a high rate of spontaneous resolution. Some children, however, will continue to have problems and progress from functional GER to pathogenic GER. In children with functional GER, diagnostic testing and pharmacologic treatment is unnecessary. In more involved cases, there are a number of tests available that help to quantify and qualify the extent of disease. Treatment begins with conservative measures and progresses to acid neutralization/supression and medications to enhance motility. Should medical management fail to control the consequences of reflux disease, surgical intervention is warranted.
Authors:
V M Tsou; P R Bishop
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0030-6665     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-31     Completed Date:  1998-07-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Eating
Gastroesophageal Reflux / classification,  etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Humans
Infant
Posture

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