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[Lung diseases and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease]

Rev Port Pneumol. 2009 Sep-Oct;15(5):899-921.

[Lung diseases and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease]

[Article in Portuguese]

Pereira JC.

Médico Tisiologista do Serviço de Atendimento Especializado da SMS -Belford Roxo, Médico do CRA -DIP do Hospital Municipal Nelson de Sá Earp e do Programa de Controle da Tuberculose da SMS - Petrópolis - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil. jclaudiobarroso@oi.com.br

Gastro -oesophageal Reflux Disease is a consequence of pathological reflux from stomach to oesophagus. Whenever the refluxed contents extended beyond the oesophagus itself, is called Extraoesophageal Reflux Disease. The author proposes a review about pulmonary disorders and gastroesophageal reflux. Previously, it is evaluated in an abridged way, the concepts of each diseases and after that, in a systematic form, it is discussed the prevalence of gastro -oesophageal reflux in lung diseases, all the mechanisms studies and the impact of gastro -oesophageal treatment on lung disorders. The author concludes that is undeniable the link between Gastro -oesophageal reflux and lung diseases and further reaserch is mandatory in order to corroborate this association.

PMID: 19649547 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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