Esophageal pH and Impedance Monitoring

Chapter

Abstract

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is most common and affects a significant part of the population. It is a multifactorial condition, with a wide clinical expression. Heartburn is the most common symptom, but other complaints such as acid regurgitation, dysphagia, and also atypical complaints: coughs, asthma and laryngitis can be caused by this pathology. Several diagnostic tests, including clinical trials, imaging techniques, endoscopies, esophageal manometry and reflux evaluation, are available. All of them have advantages and disadvantages. Several treatments are available for this disease, a lifestyle modification, medical, as well as surgical therapies. Wise use, proper question, knowing the limitations of various methods will help accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment matching.

Keywords

Placebo Obesity Catheter Anemia Acidity 

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  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologySheba Medical CenterRamat-GanIsrael

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