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A Short-Term Radiotelemetric Provocation Test for the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • F. J. Branicki
  • D. F. Evans
  • J. A. Jones
  • M. Atkinson
  • J. D. Hardcastle
Conference paper

Abstract

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) most commonly occurs postprandially especially during activities associated with increases in intra-abdominal pressure which may provoke reflux in susceptible subjects. Inflation of a gastric balloon, in increments up to 750 ml, significantly increases the frequency of transient lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) relaxations in both normal subjects and patients with GOR [1]. These authors conclude that meal-induced gastric distension provokes LOS relaxations so contributing to postprandial reflux. We have developed a short-term acid reflux provocation test (ARPT) for diagnostic purposes.

Keywords

Reflux Episode Lower Oesophageal Sphincter Intragastric Pressure Gastric Pressure Gastric Balloon 
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References

  1. 1.
    Holloway RH, Hongo M, Berger K, McCallum RW (1984) Gastric distension: a mechanism for postprandial gastro-esophageal reflux. Gastroenterology 86(5/2):1115Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Branicki FJ, Evans DF, Ogilvie AL, Atkinson M, Hardcastle JD (1982) Ambulatory monitoring of oesophageal pH in reflux oesophagitis using a portable radiotelemetry system. Gut 23(11):992–998PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Branicki
    • 1
  • D. F. Evans
    • 1
  • J. A. Jones
    • 1
  • M. Atkinson
    • 1
  • J. D. Hardcastle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of NottinghamEngland

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