The Prevalence of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Chronic Lung Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2013
University of Melbourne
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayside Health

Brief Summary:
Gastric reflux into the oesophagus may further lung damage in respiratory disease. The proportion of adults with chronic lung disease and gastric reflux is unknown. Adults with this disease regularly complete physiotherapy but the contribution of physiotherapy to reflux is unknown. This study will measure gastric reflux in adults with chronic lung disease, using 24 hour acid monitoring. It is anticipated that approximately 50% of adults with chronic lung disease will have gastric reflux. After monitoring, the number of gastric reflux episodes will be calculated. The results will identify the extent of the gastric reflux problem in these patients and will enable appropriate medical treatment and modifications to physiotherapy, which may improve lung function and quality of life.

Condition or disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Bronchiectasis

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Prevalence of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Bronchiectasis and the Effects of Medications, Physiotherapy Airway Clearance Techniques and Exercise on Gastro-oesophageal Function.
Study Start Date : July 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: GERD Lung Diseases

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of GOR [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults with COPD and bronchiectasis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to GOLD classification
  • Diagnosis of Bronchiectasis
  • Medically stable, without hospital admission in month prior to study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of asthma, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease
  • known hiatus hernia, oesophageal varices, obstructive sleep apnoea
  • medically unstable for exercise

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00697177

Australia, Victoria
Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
University of Melbourne
Principal Investigator: Annemarie L Lee, BPhys, MPhys University of Melbourne
Principal Investigator: Brenda M Button, DPhysio, PhD The Alfred
Study Director: John W Wilson, MBBS, PhD The Alfred

Responsible Party: Bayside Health Identifier: NCT00697177     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 106/05
First Posted: June 13, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2013
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
Gastro-oesophageal reflux
24 hour oesophageal pH monitoring
Physiotherapy Airway clearance techniques

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Bronchial Diseases
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases