Post-reflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave index and mean nocturnal baseline impedance predict PPI response in GERD patients with extra esophageal symptoms

Mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) and post-reflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave (PSPW) index are able to increase the diagnostic yield of impedance-pH and are associated to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) response. Few data concerning these variables in patients with extra-esophageal symptoms (EES) are available.
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Position Paper Source Type: research
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Posters Source Type: research
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