SESSION TITLE: Airways 1
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Associations of an increased incidence of respiratory disease in the presence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and improvements of respiratory disease with treatment for GERD, have been reported. Respiratory conditions associated with GERD or its treatment include chronic cough, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. Such associations between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and GERD have not been reported. We chose to retrospectively study the severity of airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing (PFT) in a cohort of COPD patients with respect to the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI).