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Normalization of oesophageal pH does not guarantee control of duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux in Barrett's oesophagus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15813832     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Proton-pump inhibitors are effective at preventing the acid component of gastro-oesophageal refluxate from entering the oesophagus. It is not clear whether proton-pump inhibitors prevent duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux. AIM: To measure oesophageal exposure to duodenogastro-oesophageal refluxate while on proton-pump inhibitors in patients with Barrett's oesophagus. METHODS: Twenty-five patients (23 male) with Barrett's oesophagus underwent 24 h oesophageal pH and Bilitec 2000 monitoring while on omeprazole 40 mg/day (n = 19) or omeprazole 60 mg/day (n = 6). All patients were undergoing argon plasma ablation of their Barrett's epithelium as part of a clinical trial and the Bilitec measurements were only carried out after the ablation had been completed. RESULTS: 20 of 25 (80%) patients had a normal oesophageal pH profile. Fifteen of the 25 (60%) had abnormal oesophageal exposure to bile as measured by Bilitec 2000. Of the 20 patients who had a normal 24 h oesophageal pH profile, 11 (55%) had pathological exposure to bile in their oesophagus. CONCLUSION: Complete acid suppression does not guarantee elimination of duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux.
J A Todd; K K Basu; J S de Caestecker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0269-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-07     Completed Date:  2005-07-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  969-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Digestive Diseases Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Ulcer Agents / therapeutic use*
Barrett Esophagus / complications*
Duodenal Diseases / drug therapy*
Esophagus / physiology
Gastric Acid / physiology*
Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications,  prevention & control*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Middle Aged
Omeprazole / therapeutic use*
Proton Pumps / antagonists & inhibitors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Ulcer Agents; 0/Proton Pumps; 73590-58-6/Omeprazole

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