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The influence of a solid and liquid bolus on food-stimulated gastroesophageal reflux.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1565785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using a radiological method to demonstrate food-stimulated gastroesophageal reflux (GER), a comparative study was carried out employing a solid, already validated bolus versus a liquid one. One hundred and four consecutive patients received both a solid and a liquid bolus in randomized order. GER was observed in 37 (35.6%) patients receiving the solid bolus versus 28 (26.9%) with the liquid one. This means that the solid bolus provokes significantly more reflux (P less than 0.02). GER, grade II (reflux above the level of the carina), occurred equally often as a result of both types of bolus, however. The study suggests that significant, food-stimulated GER is independent of the consistency of the foodstuffs and may be detected employing a liquid bolus. This result might be used in the examination of infants for GER, using milk as a food stimulus.
A Naeser; J K Behrens; L Vejen-Christiansen; P Funch-Jensen; P Thommesen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Radiologe     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0033-832X     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiologe     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-18     Completed Date:  1992-05-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401257     Medline TA:  Radiologe     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
GI Motility Laboratory, Aarhus Kommunehospital, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Gastroesophageal Reflux / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies

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