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Minerva Pediatrica 2012 December;64(6):585-94

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Diagnostic testing and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children

Cabrera J. 1, Subbarao G. 2, Croffie J. 2

1 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin,Milwaukee, WI, USA; 2 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA


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The diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has evolved from reliance on history and fluoroscopy to continuous esophageal pH monitoring with catheter-based pH probes and wireless pH probes to continuous impedance/pH monitoring. This review describes the currently employed diagnostic tests and the actual management of GERD in children.

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