Gastroesophageal reflux disease in our asthma patients: the presence of dysphagia can influence pulmonary function


ARAS G., KANMAZ D., KADAKAL F., Purisa S. , Sonmez K., Tuncay E., ...More

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.7, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/2049-6958-7-53
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Abstract

Background: The prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Turkey is reported as 11.6%. Studies of pulmonary function in asthmatics have demonstrated a correlation between lung resistance and the occurrence of spontaneous gastroesophageal reflux. Few studies have included measures of lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide. The aim of this study is to assess whether asthma patients had worse lung function and gas diffusion according to diversity of GERD symptoms they concurrently experienced. The secondary aim of the study is to determine the frequency and different faces of GERD in our asthma patients compared to healthy controls.