Table 1

Demographic data, prevalence of symptoms and mucosal damage, and parameters of respiratory and oesophageal function in all patients

Sex (M/F)13/8
Age (y)41.3 (12.8)
Oesophagitis grade (1/2)7/14
Laryngitis grade (0/1/2/3)8/7/4/2
FEV1 (% of predicted)111.8 (2.02)
PD20 (μg)>4000 (in all patients)
LOS basal tone (mm Hg)11.5 (0.32)
Wave amplitude (mm Hg)
 (proximal/distal)51.2 (6.15)/78.9 (5.61)
Acid exposure time (%)
 (proximal/distal)1.0 (0.23)/10.0 (0.88)
Oesophageal clearance (min/reflux)
 (proximal/distal)2.0 (0.97)/2.9 (0.44)
  • Values are mean (SEM) or number.