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Lung alert
Esomeprazole does not improve asthma control
  1. J Alagaratnam
  1. Correspondence to Dr J Alagaratnam, CT1 Core Medical Training, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, UK; jas.alagaratnam{at}

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Current American asthma guidelines recommend assessing patients with poorly controlled asthma for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and treating silent GORD. However, these recommendations were based on studies on patients with GORD symptoms. This study is the first of its kind to evaluate whether the addition of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in silent GORD may …

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