Gastroesophageal reflux in the preterm infant

Clin Perinatol. 1996 Jun;23(2):305-20.


Gastroesophageal reflux is a problem familiar to most pediatricians. The focus of this article is to provide a synopsis of the current state of knowledge regarding gastroesophageal reflux in the premature population, as well as to provide the practitioner with a rational basis upon which to diagnose and treat gastroesophageal reflux in this population.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antiemetics / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / diagnosis*
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / etiology
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / physiopathology
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / etiology
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory


  • Antiemetics