oa Professional Nursing Today - Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in paediatric patients : clinical
|Article Title||Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in paediatric patients : clinical|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||37 - 39|
Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is one of the most common and frequently occurring phenomena in humans, in both normal children and adults. It may affect up to 50% of infants from birth to three months of age. It is usually self-limiting and the majority of infants outgrow their reflux by 12 months of age. In this article the difference between GOR and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), the clinical presentation, special investigations required, complications and treatment will be discussed.
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