Diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease in infants

Frankie B. Fike, Vincent E. Mortellaro, Janine N. Pettiford, Daniel J. Ostlie, Shawn D. St. Peter

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Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux is commonly encountered in the infant population. Most children will outgrow their reflux but some develop pervasive disease and require medical or surgical treatment. Many tools exist for use in the workup of pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease; however, the most effective method of diagnosis is not clear. Delineating which patients will benefit from more definitive therapy is a remarkable challenge in this group, often borrowing tools and principles from the adult patient population. Therefore, we reviewed the available literature to critically evaluate the merits and limitations of the current diagnostic modalities available for the evaluation of infantile gastroesophageal reflux.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-797
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • GERD
  • Impedance
  • Infants
  • pH probe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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    Fike, F. B., Mortellaro, V. E., Pettiford, J. N., Ostlie, D. J., & St. Peter, S. D. (2011). Diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease in infants. Pediatric Surgery International, 27(8), 791-797. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00383-011-2897-1