The gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) usually causes digestive symptoms, failure to trive and/or respiratory symptoms. Furthemore the association between GER and asthma is well known. Nevertheless, the relationship between two pathologies and role of GER in aggravation of asthma are not well known. The aims of our study is to identify the peculiar pH-metric caracteristics of GER may be responsable of asthmatic symptoms in children. The study was conducted in 32 children. The patients were divided into two groups: Group A composed of 16 children suffering from non-allergic asthma characterized by prevalent nocturnal manifestation; Group B composed of 16 children suffering from GER, without respiratory symptoms. All patients underwent to 21 pH-monitoring. The pH-metric data collected in two groups are submitted to statistic analysis using the Student's "t" Test.
|Translated title of the contribution||pH-metric parameters potentially predictive of asthmatic symptomatology: clinical and statistical research|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health