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FEATURE Reflux screening unnecessary, say researchers

July 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 4)

Best practice dictates that a patient aged over 50 with long-standing problems of gastric reflux should have an endoscopy - but a recent study has concluded that it's yet another routine screening programme that has no benefit to the patient

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April 1st 2002

* Glue ear (otitis media with effusion), a common cause of deafness in children, may be due to gastric reflux (when gastric juices in the stomach flow backwards up into the oesophagus), according to the findings of an Anglo-American team of researchers

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