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Digital infrared thermographic imaging in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease

Authors
 Hyo Jin Park  ;  Joon Sik Nah  ;  Ho Yeol Zhang  ;  Yong Eun Cho  ;  Sang In Lee  ;  In Suh Park 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.13(3) : 291-294, 1998 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
1998
MeSH
Adult ; Female ; Gastroesophageal Reflux/physiopathology* ; Humans ; Hydrochloric Acid/administration & dosage ; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted/methods ; Male ; Perfusion ; Skin Temperature/physiology* ; Thermography/methods
Abstract
We performed a thermographic study to observe any possible interaction between the esophageal acid perfusion and the temperature changes of skin surface in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Twenty-seven patients with GERD were categorized as group I(globus symptoms with posterior laryngitis) and group II (heartburn and/or regurgitation symptoms). Patients and 6 healthy volunteers underwent Bernstein test (BT) and digital infrared thermographic imaging (DITI) simultaneously. The positive rate for BT in group I and group II was 22.2% and 55.6%, respectively, and the DITI positive rate was 55.6% for group I and 50.0% for group II. None of healthy control were positive in BT or DITI. All subjects with DITI positive were hypothermic. The overall accordance rate between DITI and BT was 69.7%. All group I patients showed a diffuse type, while in group 11, 4 patients showed diffuse type and 5 patients showed localized type (p<0.05). In patients with DITI (+)/BT (-), 83.3% showed diffuse type, whereas equal numbers of diffuse and localized type were noted in patients with DITI (+)/BT (+). In conclusion, add contact with a sensitive mucosa leads to an activation of the sympathetic nervous system in some patients with GERD, inducing skin surface hypothermia.
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.1998.13.3.291
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Hyo Jin(박효진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4814-8330
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/177096
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