Esophageal pH Monitoring (cont.)

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Are there alternatives to esophageal pH monitoring?

There are no alternatives for obtaining the information that esophageal pH monitoring provides. Nevertheless, the presence of esophagitis visually at the time of endoscopy strongly suggests the presence of acidic reflux among patients who don't have other likely causes of esophageal pain. This may obviate the need to do a pH monitoring study.

Medically reviewed by Venkatachala Mohan, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Gastroenterology

REFERENCE:
Medscape.com. Impact of 24-h Esophageal pH Monitoring on the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Defining the Gold Standard.
<http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/496963_1>


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/14/2014

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