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Medical Treatments (Cont.)
Distance Learning in Healthcare and Gastroenterology
Interactive, multi-disciplinary discussion on a clinical case
September 2, 2003
Presidents : J.A. MURRAY
In experimental GERD models, is there any correlation between the grade of esophagitis and the development of pulmonary inflammation?
Can the mechanism of chronic cough in GERD patients be explained by a specific neuronal activation?
In that case, what is the effect of continuing stimulation of central nervous system centers after treatment of GER?
What is the prevalence of GER in patients with chronic cough?
Is there any correlation between nocturnal GER, obstructive sleep apnea, and duodenal content in the refluxate?
What is the rate of GER symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?
How can symptom causality be proven?
In asthmatic patients, can bronchial obstruction be suspected to be responsible for TLESR and reflux episodes?
H. VAN DER WALT
What are the relations between chronic upper airways infections in children and GERD?
How should reflux episodes during sleep in children be investigated?
Is laryngoscopy a useful tool to evidence the role of GER in the occurrence of respiratory symptoms?
What are the indications of bronchial scintigraphy in the evaluation of pulmonary symptoms related to GERD?
In the absence of pathological reflux, how can correlation between cough and reflux episodes be evaluated?
What information can be expected from intra-tracheal pH-monitoring during the post-operative period?
Can correlation between intra-tracheal pH and bronchial adeno-carcinoma be documented?
The relation between pulmonary and esophageal function.
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