What is PH Meter? What Does the PH Meter Do?

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ph metri ne işe yararA 24-hour esophageal pH measurement is done. The pH change of the lower end of the esophagus is followed with a portable recorder attached to a thin probe inserted through the nose. The relevance of these pH changes with patient complaints is examined.

The patient returns to his normal daily life and daily routine. She continues her standard diet. The degree of reflux is determined objectively by making DeMeester scoring with variables such as the number and duration of reflux during a 24-hour period, and whether it occurs while standing or lying down.

In recent years, the pH values ​​of the esophagus can be measured with a recording device attached to the patient, without being connected to the nasal catheter (wireless) with a donor in the form of a capsule, which is endoscopically attached to the esophagus.

In Which Situations Is the PH Meter Useful?

  • In the presence of atypical symptoms
  • In patients with normal endoscopy but typical symptoms
    In cases where there is no response to treatment for at least 4 weeks
  • In patients who benefited from medical treatment, but whose complaints flared up again afterward
  • In patients with negative endoscopic findings and who are considered for antireflux surgery
  • Evaluating the efficacy of surgery in patients with complaints after antireflux surgery
  • A 24-hour esophageal pH measurement is useful in detecting its relationship with reflux in non-allergic adult asthmatic patients.

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