Does gastroesophageal reflux increase chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations?

Iliaz S., Iliaz R., Onur S. T., Arici S., Akyuz U., Karaca C., ...More

Respiratory Medicine, vol.115, pp.20-25, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2016.04.005
  • Journal Name: Respiratory Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-25
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) has been investigated less than asthma-GER. We aimed to evaluate the presence of GER in patients with COPD and its impact on exacerbations.