Gastroesophageal reflux disease may contribute to development of lung fibrosis

In a new study, the odds of having gastroesophageal reflux disease were nearly two times higher in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis compared with adults without idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.“This risk of GERD appeared greater in patients with non-IPF [interstitial lung disease] when compared with patients with IPF, a finding previously unreported in population-based studies,” Misbah Baqir, MBBS, critical care specialist and pulmonologist in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, and colleagues wrote in RespiratoryRead More

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