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Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Introduction

Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Gastroesophageal reflux is defined as the retrograde movement of gastric contents into the esophagus; it is a physiologic process that occurs in everyone, young and old, particularly after meals. Researchers have found that 10 percent of infants (younger than 12 months) with GER develop significant complications. The diseases associated with reflux are known collectively as Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease is available below.

Symptoms of Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Crying/Irritability
  • Apnea/Bradycardia
  • Poor appetite/Feeding resistance
  • Apparent Life-Threatening Events
  • Regurgitation (vomiting less so)
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Avoid inappropriate feedings of infants - no huge feedings, and minimize air feedings/jostling during feeds.
  • No feeds 2 hours before bedtime, when possible
  • Eliminate caffeine and chocolate from the diet, and avoid tobacco exposure
  • Prone positioning is the best position for infants with GERD
  • Thickening of Feeds - by adding 1 tablespoon of dry rice cereal per ounce of milk formula.
  • more treatments...»

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Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Deaths

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Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Complications

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  • Complications include gas bloat syndrome, dumping syndrome, dysphagia, and oral dysfunction
  • more complications...»

Causes of Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Increased intraabdominal pressure, felt to result in reflux only when the LES is relaxed, at least momentarily
  • Failure to link increased LES pressure with gastric contractions, which can result in reflux while fasting
  • Increased gastric volume, which is aggravated by delayed gastric emptying
  • Lack of coordination between gastric peristalsis and opening of the pylorus, which results in delayed gastric emptying
  • Increased tension of the gastric wall/gastric distention
  • more causes...»

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Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

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Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac...read more »

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Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »

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Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

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Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Rare Types

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Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Animations

Prognosis for Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

Prognosis for Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Good outcomes occur in 94% of neurologically normal (NN) and 85% of neurologically impaired (NI) children.

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More information about Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease

  1. Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths
  9. Complications
  10. Prognosis
 

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