Tuesday, September 01, 2015

PH Monitor Examination

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The pH monitor examination is used to determine acid back-up in the esophagus. It is especially useful when an endoscopy has not detected damage to the esophagus but GERD symptoms are still present in the patient.

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I have been asked many times by parents to define aspiration in reference to GERD and how to prevent it. Aspiration occurs in 10-20% of patients with GERD and is the inhalation of stomach contents into the respiratory symptoms. The lumen of the right main broncus of the lung is most likely to be where aspirated contents wind up because it is…

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