GERD Update: Role of ranitidine in asthmatic children and adolescents with or without gastro-oesophageal reflux |
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GERD Update: Role of ranitidine in asthmatic children and adolescents with or without gastro-oesophageal reflux

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Gustafsson et al sought to determine the significance of gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) as a trigger of asthma. Therefore, they conducted a double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled trial over four weeks to evaluate the impact of inhibition of gastric acid secretion on asthma. Overall, 37 children and adolescents, mean age 14 years, with bronchial asthma were studied.Ranitidine 300 mg was given as a single evening dose over the study duration. A dose of 150 mg was given in those with body wei...
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