Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Airway Disease

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CRC Press, Feb 4, 1999 - Medical - 376 pages
Addressing the relationships between gastroesophageal reflux and airway diseases, this pioneering reference is the only single source that serves as an intensive review of the subject, providing a large spectrum of information facilitating proper diagnosis and treatment of GERD and GERD-related disorders.
Focusing on dentition, upper airway disease, cough, and lower airway disease, and presented in a format ideal for primary care providers and specialists, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Airway Disease
  • analyzes practical, in-office approaches to diagnosis
  • provides guidelines for diagnostic modalities and treatment in all age groups
  • clarifies when to consider surgical procedures
  • highlights acid damage to the airway, from the esophagus up to the incisors and down to the lungs
  • alerts physicians to the warning signs of GERD in adult asthmatics
  • contains a questionnaire that helps elicit a history of GERD-related airway disease
  • recommends pediatric medication dosing schedules
  • discusses the benefits and limitations of performing laparoscopic surgical procedures in GERD patients
  • explains paroxysmal laryngospasm
  • and more!
    Containing over 1100 references, tables, drawings, and photographs, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Airway Disease is an essential reference for clinical immunologists and allergists, pulmonologists, physiologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pediatricians, internists and family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical students in these disciplines.

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