Overview - Reflux Esophagitis
Reflux esophagitis is usually caused when the digestive juices containing acids from the stomach, repeatedly move upwards into the lower esophagus (reflux). Normally this is prevented by the one way check valve mentioned earlier called the lower esophageal sphincter.
This condition is also called -
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Esophagitis usually affects over-weight people more commonly especially when they reach the middle age of life. It is estimated that about 30% of adults experience occasional heartburn and about 10% experience heartburn almost daily. Heartburn is more common in pregnancy and about 25% suffer from it.
Latest Publications and Research on Reflux EsophagitisChallenges in the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease in infants and children. - Published by PubMed
Predictive factors for initial treatment response after circumferential radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia: a prospective multicenter study. - Published by PubMed
Chromoendoscopy to detect early synchronous second primary esophageal carcinoma in patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck? - Published by PubMed
Gastroesophageal reflux in patients treated for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: short- and long-term evaluation with multichannel intraluminal impedance. - Published by PubMed
Symptom Overlap Between Postprandial Distress and Epigastric Pain Syndromes of the Rome III Dyspepsia Classification. - Published by PubMed