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Gastroesophageal reflux disease in COPD: links and risks

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
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Title
Gastroesophageal reflux disease in COPD: links and risks
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s77562
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Authors

Annemarie Lee, Roger Goldstein

Abstract

COPD is a long-term condition associated with considerable disability with a clinical course characterized by episodes of worsening respiratory signs and symptoms associated with exacerbations. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions in the general population and has emerged as a comorbidity of COPD. GERD may be diagnosed by both symptomatic approaches (including both typical and atypical symptoms) and objective measurements. Based on a mix of diagnostic approaches, the prevalence of GERD in COPD ranges from 17% to 78%. Although GERD is usually confined to the lower esophagus in some individuals, it may be associated with pulmonary microaspiration of gastric contents. Possible mechanisms that may contribute to GERD in COPD originate from gastroesophageal dysfunction, including altered pressure in the lower esophageal sphincter (which normally protect against GERD) and changes in esophageal motility. Proposed respiratory contributions to the development of GERD include respiratory medications that may alter esophageal sphincter tone and changes in respiratory mechanics, with increased lung hyperinflation compromising the antireflux barrier. Although the specific cause and effect relationship between GERD and COPD has not been fully elucidated, GERD may influence lung disease severity and has been identified as a significant predictor of acute exacerbations of COPD. Further clinical effects could include a poorer health-related quality of life and an increased cost in health care, although these factors require further clarification. There are both medical and surgical options available for the treatment of GERD in COPD and while extensive studies in this population have not been undertaken, this comorbidity may be amenable to treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Unknown 86 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Researcher 10 11%
Other 9 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 17 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Chemistry 2 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 26 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 June 2016.
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#3,374,199
of 7,931,561 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#410
of 994 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#86,281
of 232,002 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#41
of 85 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 7,931,561 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 56th percentile.
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