A Commercialized Program on Apple-Computer for a 24H Continuous Intraesophageal pH-Monitoring
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.
KeywordsInvestigation Technique Caffeine Treatment Physiological Circumstance Maximal Noise Level Traditional Examination
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