COPD, asthma and gastro esophageal refl ux: A complex relationship

Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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COPD, asthma and gastro esophageal refl ux: A complex relationship

3rd International Conference on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

July 11-12, 2016 Brisbane, Australia

Adalberto Pacheco

Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Spain

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Pulm Respir Med

Abstract :

The relationship between COPD, asthma and gastro esophageal refl ux has been the subject of many publications for decades because many epidemiological studies they approve. But still remain obscure mechanisms that explain it chiefl y for two reasons; one is the lack of exploration with suffi cient statistical power, especially those concerning the physiology of extra esophageal refl ux and gastro-esophageal junction and second is the need to understand that by means of mechanism bidirectionality sharp, several vicious circles between the two entities are established. Comorbidities in COPD-asthma, obesity and obstructive sleep apnea probably also involved in the control of asthma having the refl ux material as the link. Th e end result is that COPD-asthma and gastro esophageal refl ux are multifactorial entities with many points of connection between them still scarcely analyzed as a whole, which favors that must involve at least three specialties, Pneumology, ENT and Gastroenterology to explore carefully refl ux in each COPD or asthmatic patient in order to optimize therapy. In this paper, an update on this relationship be made and future directions of research will target.

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