Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the patients

CharacteristicGroup 1 (nā€Š=ā€Š12)Group 2 (nā€Š=ā€Š12)
Race (Caucasian)12 (100%)12 (100%)
Sex (female)3 (25%)2 (16.7%)
Age (years)44.645.1
Weight (kg)77.979.8
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.126.2
Light smokers (<5 cigarettes/day)3 (25.0%)2 (16.7%)
Previous GORD medications6 (50%)10 (83.3%)
  • GORD, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.