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Acute Conditions Related to Gastroesophageal Reflux and Sleep 

Acute Conditions Related to Gastroesophageal Reflux and Sleep
Chapter:
Acute Conditions Related to Gastroesophageal Reflux and Sleep
Source:
Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders
Author(s):

William C. Orr

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0011

Chapter 11 discusses conditions that relate to gastroesophageal reflux (GER) during sleep, the most potentially dangerous of which is the occurrence of pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents, which can cause atelectasis, peribronchial hemorrhage, and pulmonary edema.

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