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Is it possible to quantify reflux?

  • R. D. Henderson
Conference paper

Abstract

The simple answer to this question is that it is not possible to quantify reflux. Despite this negative answer the question is important as if focuses attention on our methods of reflux evaluation.

Keywords

Episodic Reflux Bile Reflux Troesophageal Reflux Ulcerative Esophagitis Reflux Evaluation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Henderson
    • 1
  1. 1.TorontoCanada

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