Diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease

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Abstract

The diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) remains a challenge. The symptoms and manifestations caused by GERD vary from nonerosive reflux disease over Barrett's esophagus to chronic respiratory disease. As a consequence, it is clear that not one investigation technique will provide an answer in all situations. Although many diagnostic techniques are available, most of them are not needed to diagnose GERD. Upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy with biopsies is indicated to exclude differential diagnoses, but not to diagnose GERD. Multiple intraluminal impedance (MII) has been extensively evaluated in recent years, but will be discussed more in detail in a different chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroesophageal Reflux in Children
Subtitle of host publicationGER in Children
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages63-74
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319606781
ISBN (Print)9783319606774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • (Multiple intraluminal) Impedance
  • (Upper) endoscopy
  • Acid reflux
  • Barium meal
  • Extra-esophageal symptoms
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (disease)
  • pH meter
  • pH monitoring
  • Scintiscanning
  • Symptom association
  • Ultrasound
  • Vomiting
  • Weakly acid reflux

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