Twenty-Four-Hour Home Esophageal pH Monitoring (EpH) in the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux: Is It Worthwhile?
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.
KeywordsAcid Reflux Short Esophagus Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptom Diagnostic Methodology Supine Refluxers
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