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Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Symptoms Arising from Non-Acid Reflux in Children

Because of the large public health impact of chronic respiratory disease, doctors have been searching for a cause for these high rates of disease. One factor implicated as a cause is gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Despite acid blocking medications, some patients continue to experience severe respiratory symptoms. One explanation is that patients are experiencing relux that is missed by currently available tests and that is not effectively treated by acid suppression medications. This reflux has been termed "non-acid reflux."

Topics: Fact Sheet, GER, GERD, Research, Tests, upper GI tract

About the Author

  • Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH

    Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital Boston; Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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