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An association between unrecognized gastroesophageal reflux disease and excessive daytime sleepiness in Taiwanese subjects suspected to have liver disease: a pilot study.

Authors
  • Hu, Jing-Hong1
  • Lin, Shih-Wei
  • Hsieh, Yung-Yu
  • Chen, Ning-Hung
  • 1 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiayi Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, No 6, W Sec, Jiapu Rd, Puzi City, Chiayi County 613, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Gastroenterology
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
May 18, 2011
Volume
11
Pages
55–55
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-11-55
PMID: 21586173
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A significant percentage of Taiwanese patients who complained of EDS and were admitted to our Hepatology/Gastroenterology Department due to a suspicion of liver disease actually had symptoms of GERD. Further studies are needed to ascertain whether treatment of GERD will effectively resolve EDS in these patients.

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