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PS1 Physiology
PS2 Pathophysiology
PS3 Investigations
PS4 Investigations (Cont.)

PS5 Extra-esophageal symptoms
...........ENT symptoms

PS6 Pulmonary symptoms
PS7 Histology
...........Medical Treatments

PS5 Extra-esophageal symptoms Tuesday, September 2, 2003
Présidents : R.J. TOOHILL (USA)

R. LAMBERT (France)

8:30 a.m.
Is the prevalence of extra-esophageal reflux in normal subjects known?

According to epidemiological studies on GERD, what is the frequency of extra-digestive symptoms?
U. PEITZ (Magdeburg)

What are the mechanisms by which GER may cause extra-esophageal disorders?
S.HARDING (Birmingham-AL)

Can pathologic extra-esophageal reflux occur in the absence of pathologic distal exposure?

8:50 a.m.
Topic Forum 6
The diagnosis strategy to parallel demonstrated abnormal reflux with atypical symptoms.
The importance of a temporal relationship.
G.W. FALK (Cleveland) D. MUNZER (Houston)
9:00 a.m.

ENT symptoms  
9:05 a.m.
Key note address:
New parameters and endpoints for the diagnosis and treatment of laryngo-pharyngeal reflux (LPR
J.Mc GLASHAN (Nottingham)

What are the oto-laryngologic manifestations epidemiologically linked to GERD?
J.A. WILSON (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Can acid reflux be considered among the causes of middle ear effusions?
J.P. PEARSON (Newcastle)

Should the presence of pepsin in the middle ear be considered as a marker of prior gastric reflux?
J.P. PEARSON (Newcastle)

Are there specific ENT findings or esophageal pH parameters that distinguish patients with suspected reflux laryngitis?
J.A. WILSON (Newcastle upon Tyne)

What is the relationship between acid reflux into the hypo-pharynx and esophageal
body motility?
H.J. STEIN (Munich)

9:40 a.m.
9:45 a.m.


What is the information given at the level of the upper probe in patients with suspected reflux laryngitis?
R.J. TOOHILL (Milwaukee)

What should the value of the drop in pharyngeal pH be to authenticate a real reflux episode?
J. WILSON (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Considering the still potent enzymatic activity of gastric juice at high pH values, what should be the pH threshold to consider above the UES?

What is the information given by laryngeal biopsy for the evaluation of reflux laryngitis?
B. OELSCHLAGER (Washington)

How can the role of the UES in the occurrence of ENT and pulmonary symptoms associated with GERD be determined?

10:10 a.m.
10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m.