Pneumological Aspects of Gastroesophageal Reflux

  • Roberto Walter Dal Negro
  • Luigi Allegra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-VIII
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux in Gastroenterology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Ierardi, A. Amoruso, R. Francavilla, D. Annoscia, A. Francavilla
      Pages 3-13
    3. S. Passaretti, E. Strada
      Pages 14-21
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux in Pneumology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. P. Geppetti, S. Amadesi, M. Tognetto, F. M. L. Ricciardolo
      Pages 33-42
    3. M. Scuri, L. Allegra, R. W. Dal Negro, C. Pomari, W. M. Abraham
      Pages 43-52
    4. C. Micheletto, G. Migliara, S. Tognella
      Pages 53-62
    5. R. W. Dal Negro, P. Turco
      Pages 63-69
    6. L. Allegra
      Pages 80-102
    7. E. Marangio, D. Olivieri
      Pages 108-114
  4. Diagnostic Techniques for Gastroesophageal Reflux Detection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. A. Michelon, M. Penini, P. G. Giorgetti
      Pages 117-126
    3. M. Gasparini, A. Bruno, P. Gerundini
      Pages 127-140
  5. Diagnostic Techniques for Assessing Pulmonary Involvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. R. W. Dal Negro, C. Pomari
      Pages 157-166
  6. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. M. Cazzola, S. Centanni, M. G. Matera, R. W. Dal Negro
      Pages 192-200

About this book


Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) refers to symptoms and events that result from abnormal regurgitation of gastric contents into the esophagus. GER is a common clinical problem that affects large segments of the general population. The spectrum of problems associated with GER is now known to also involve extra-esophageal sites. Respiratory diseases, in particular bronchial asthma, can be exacerbated by multiple triggers, including GER. The relationship between the occurrence of gastroesophageal disorders and changes in respiratory function has been known for over a century, but the mechanism by which intraesophageal acid regurgitation can produce respiratory symptoms is still debated. The reasons for these concurrent pathological events are also not fully understood. Determining, for instance, whether reflux itself initiates or exacerbates asthma, or whether asthma or its treatment primarily causes GER is a matter of current investigation.


Atmen asthma gastroenterology imaging pathophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Walter Dal Negro
    • 1
  • Luigi Allegra
    • 2
  1. 1.Lung DepartmentBussolengo General HospitalBussolengo (Verona)Italy
  2. 2.Institute of Respiratory DiseasesUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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