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December 22, 2008

New Video of Stridor Caused by Laryngomalacia

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A new video has been posted of a 1 month old child with mild stridor secondary to laryngomalacia, specifically of the epiglottis. Check out the video here.

December 11, 2008

New Video Example of Pediatric Vocal Cord Nodules

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A new video has been uploaded of a 5 years old child with a raspy voice due to vocal cord nodules. Click here to view.

December 07, 2008

Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance (MII) Testing for Non-Acidic Reflux

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As far as we know, Virginia Hospital Center's Heartburn Center in Arlington, VA and now Fauquier Hospital are the only places in Northern Virginia that offers 24 hour Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance (MII) testing to look for non-acidic reflux. Oftentimes, this test is combined with pH probe testing and manometry to measure the more traditional acid reflux as well as esophageal motility. MII testing is extremely important to evaluate those patients with persistent dry cough, mucus in throat, sensation of throat swelling, etc when all other reflux measurements/testing have come back normal.

Gastroenterology Associates
(in association with Fauquier Hospital)
402 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 347-2470
Website

Virginia Hospital Center
Phone: (703) 717-4373
Fax: (703) 717-4374
Director: Kevin Gillian, MD, FACS
Nurse Coordinator: Susan McNeill-Smith, RN
Website


Some over-the-counter medications used to treat relux are listed below:
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