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Acute Conditions Related to Gastroesophageal Reflux and Sleep

William C. Orr

in Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195377835
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0011
Acute Conditions Related to Gastroesophageal Reflux and Sleep

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Chapter 11 discusses conditions that relate to gastroesophageal reflux (GER) during sleep, the most potentially dangerous of which is the occurrence of pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents, which can cause atelectasis, peribronchial hemorrhage, and pulmonary edema.

Chapter.  2836 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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