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Twenty-Four-Hour Home Esophageal pH Monitoring (EpH) in the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux: Is It Worthwhile?

  • V. Pilotti
  • S. Mattioli
  • M. Spangaro
  • A. Parmeggiani
  • R. Zannoli
  • V. Felice
  • G. Gozzetti
Conference paper

Abstract

Long-term home esophageal pH monitoring was utilized with the objective of avoiding drawn-out use of staff and costly hospital equipment and to better the effectiveness of diagnostic methodology. After having carried out long-term esophageal home pH monitoring in 90 patients presumably afflicted with gastroesophageal reflux (GER), we tried to assess the test reliability and sensitivity and to verify whether it is clinically trustworthy and useful in the physiopathological research of GER.

Keywords

Acid Reflux Short Esophagus Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptom Diagnostic Methodology Supine Refluxers 
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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Pilotti
    • 1
  • S. Mattioli
    • 1
  • M. Spangaro
    • 1
  • A. Parmeggiani
    • 2
  • R. Zannoli
    • 3
  • V. Felice
    • 1
  • G. Gozzetti
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Department of SurgeryUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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