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The String Test for Gastroesophageal Reflux

The String Test for Gastroesophageal Reflux Abstract • The sensitivity of the string test for detection of gastroesophageal reflux was assessed in 15 infants and children, 5 months to 11 years of age (mean, 2.8 years), with vomiting, regurgitation, or lower respiratory tract symptoms, and compared with the barium esophagram, esophageal manometry, and the acid reflux test (pH probe). Barium esophagram showed reflux in 4/15 patients, pH probe in 7/15, and string test in 6/15. The string test is a simple, rapid, safe, and efficient screening method for patients with suspected gastroesophageal reflux. (Am J Dis Child 134:775-776, 1980) References 1. Euler AR, Ament ME: Gastroesophageal reflux in children: Clinical manisfestations, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and therapy . Pediatr Ann 5:22-43, 1976. 2. Euler AR, Ament ME: Detection of gastroesophageal reflux in the pediatric-age patient by esophageal intraluminal pH probe measurement (Tuttle test) . Pediatrics 60:65-68, 1977. 3. Darling DB, Fisher JH, Gellis SS: Hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children . Pediatrics 54:450-455, 1974. 4. Christie DL: The acid reflux test for gastroesophageal reflux . J Pediatr 94:78-81, 1979.Crossref 5. Liebman WM: Tests for gastroesophageal reflux . Lancet 2:787, 1978.Crossref 6. Arndorfer RC, Stef JJ, Dodds WJ, et al: Improved infusion system for intraluminal esophageal manometry . Gastroenterology 73:23-27, 1977. 7. Behar J, Bianciani P, Sheahan DG: Evaluation of esophageal tests in the diagnosis of reflux esophagitis . Gastroenterology 71:9-15, 1976. 8. McCauley RGK, Darling DB, Leonidas JC, et al: Gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children: A useful classification and reliable physiologic technique for its demonstration . Am J Roentgenol 130:47-50, 1978.Crossref 9. Fisher RS, Malmud LS, Roberts GS, et al: Gastroesophageal (GE) scintiscanning to detect and quantitate GE reflux . Gastroenterology 70:301-308, 1976. 10. Christie DL, Rudd TG: Radionuclide test for gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) in children . Pediatr Res 12:432, 1978.Crossref 11. Girardi G, Vial L, Fritis E, et al: Diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children by methylene-blue test . Lancet 1:1236-1237, 1978.Crossref 12. Christie DL: Methylene-blue test for gastroesophageal reflux . Lancet 2:474, 1978.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

The String Test for Gastroesophageal Reflux

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
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10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130200045014
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Abstract

Abstract • The sensitivity of the string test for detection of gastroesophageal reflux was assessed in 15 infants and children, 5 months to 11 years of age (mean, 2.8 years), with vomiting, regurgitation, or lower respiratory tract symptoms, and compared with the barium esophagram, esophageal manometry, and the acid reflux test (pH probe). Barium esophagram showed reflux in 4/15 patients, pH probe in 7/15, and string test in 6/15. The string test is a simple, rapid, safe, and efficient screening method for patients with suspected gastroesophageal reflux. (Am J Dis Child 134:775-776, 1980) References 1. Euler AR, Ament ME: Gastroesophageal reflux in children: Clinical manisfestations, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and therapy . Pediatr Ann 5:22-43, 1976. 2. Euler AR, Ament ME: Detection of gastroesophageal reflux in the pediatric-age patient by esophageal intraluminal pH probe measurement (Tuttle test) . Pediatrics 60:65-68, 1977. 3. Darling DB, Fisher JH, Gellis SS: Hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children . Pediatrics 54:450-455, 1974. 4. Christie DL: The acid reflux test for gastroesophageal reflux . J Pediatr 94:78-81, 1979.Crossref 5. Liebman WM: Tests for gastroesophageal reflux . Lancet 2:787, 1978.Crossref 6. Arndorfer RC, Stef JJ, Dodds WJ, et al: Improved infusion system for intraluminal esophageal manometry . Gastroenterology 73:23-27, 1977. 7. Behar J, Bianciani P, Sheahan DG: Evaluation of esophageal tests in the diagnosis of reflux esophagitis . Gastroenterology 71:9-15, 1976. 8. McCauley RGK, Darling DB, Leonidas JC, et al: Gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children: A useful classification and reliable physiologic technique for its demonstration . Am J Roentgenol 130:47-50, 1978.Crossref 9. Fisher RS, Malmud LS, Roberts GS, et al: Gastroesophageal (GE) scintiscanning to detect and quantitate GE reflux . Gastroenterology 70:301-308, 1976. 10. Christie DL, Rudd TG: Radionuclide test for gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) in children . Pediatr Res 12:432, 1978.Crossref 11. Girardi G, Vial L, Fritis E, et al: Diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children by methylene-blue test . Lancet 1:1236-1237, 1978.Crossref 12. Christie DL: Methylene-blue test for gastroesophageal reflux . Lancet 2:474, 1978.Crossref

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1980

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