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A Commercialized Program on Apple-Computer for a 24H Continuous Intraesophageal pH-Monitoring

  • R. Lepoudre
  • Y. Vandenplas
  • L. Sacré-Smits
  • W. Sonck
  • S. Kuyk
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 25)

Abstract

The miniaturisation of the investigation techniques and the automation thanks to the computer made it possible to do long lasting investigations on gastroesophageal reflux in newborns.

pH-Metry is a new investigation technique used in adults and children(1). We adapted this method to be used in newborns. We developed a program for Apple IIe computer. pH-data were stored in a Novo Memolog 600 system.

A 24-hour continuous pH-monitoring in the newborn is a non-agressive investigation technique in physiological circumstances, which adequately completes and/or replaces the traditional examinations on gastro-esophageal reflux. This method enables an objectivation of the favourable effect of therapeutic means, and is very interesting in the follow-up.

Keywords

Investigation Technique Caffeine Treatment Physiological Circumstance Maximal Noise Level Traditional Examination 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Lepoudre
    • 1
  • Y. Vandenplas
    • 1
  • L. Sacré-Smits
    • 1
  • W. Sonck
    • 1
  • S. Kuyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Paediatrics, Nuclear Medicine, Toxicology, Academisch ZiekenhuisV.U.B. and NFWOBrusselsBelgium

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