Interesting study published yesterday

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Daxter
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   Posted 11/16/2014 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Up to date studies on LPR and GERD are always fascinating; thanks to the LINK group on Facebook for sharing the news of this one! It shows how carefully we need to consider the tests we have for reflux, based on our symptoms. Someone like me - no heartburn or hernias - would benefit more from the impedance, while the Bravo test suits the other way around. Of course it sounds like having both tests would be the best approach, but for people like me who are limited in the tests we can do/afford, this kind of info is very useful!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25398192/

IF this link doesn't work, the paper's name is "24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring may be an inadequate test for detecting gastroesophageal reflux in patients with mixed typical and atypical symptoms"


...Of course it also makes me worry, as I'm already booked in for an impedance. If it turns out the test isn't the one I need, I'll be in trouble as I can't have any more tests beyond this one..!

Post Edited (Daxter) : 11/16/2014 9:36:26 AM (GMT-7)


Noelle3
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   Posted 11/16/2014 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daxter,

I tried that link and it didn't work for me.

I don't see why you wouldn't be offered any more tests beyond impedence. I had the 24hrPH/Manometry & Impedence done last month and when I was discussing the results with the consultant he said that one of the things they could offer me was the Bravo. I declined that for the moment, because I want to see how my symptoms go. But if they worsen he said that I can have my GP refer me for one, or have her refer me back to him and he can refer me on. I guess it depends very much on the consultant, although it shouldn't really.

Noelle

Daxter
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   Posted 11/16/2014 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Noelle3 said...
Hi Daxter,

I tried that link and it didn't work for me.

I don't see why you wouldn't be offered any more tests beyond impedence. I had the 24hrPH/Manometry & Impedence done last month and when I was discussing the results with the consultant he said that one of the things they could offer me was the Bravo. I declined that for the moment, because I want to see how my symptoms go. But if they worsen he said that I can have my GP refer me for one, or have her refer me back to him and he can refer me on. I guess it depends very much on the consultant, although it shouldn't really.

Noelle


There's 2 main reasons, but one is in regards to personal matters. The other I can say is financial based - my insurance won't cover anymore appointments or tests, and I can't afford then on my min. wage job..! NHS waiting times are absurdly long around here... up to 6 months if not more.

Noelle3
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   Posted 11/16/2014 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand where you're coming from ... the waiting list is very long in this area also. But one thing you could ask about is if the hospital has a cancellation list, most do. This could speed things along for you.

Hopefully you will get the results and information you need from the Impedence in order to move forward with this condition and there won't be any need for further testing.

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 11/17/2014 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing. Bummer. I'm one of the many whose Impedence came back normal but who has significant symptoms.
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