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Diagnosing GORD in Respiratory Medicine

DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2011.00040

Keywords: gastroesophageal reflux disease, pepsin, asthma, COPD, exhaled breath condensate, electronic nose

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is increasing in prevalence and is highly associated with several lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Current diagnostic methods are imperfect, being insensitive, non-specific, expensive, or invasive. An accurate diagnosis of GORD can aid effective treatment and have significant clinical impact. Novel methods such as exhaled breath condensate analysis and electronic nose technology have the potential to improve the accuracy of diagnosing GORD.

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