GERD Update: Ranitidine Premedication for Gastroesophageal Reflux and Tracheal Aspiration |
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GERD Update: Ranitidine Premedication for Gastroesophageal Reflux and Tracheal Aspiration

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Following a thoracotomy, aspiration of gastric contents can lead to pulmonary complications. The actual incidence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and tracheal acid aspiration among patients in thoracotomy position is not clearly known.Ranitidine premedication tends to increase gastric pH, reduce gastric volume, and may even decrease GER.A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was thus conducted among patients undergoing thoracotomy to evaluate the incidence of GER and tracheal ac...
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