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Gastro-oesophageal reflux in preterm infants: American Academy of Pediatrics guideline 2018
  1. Anna Rodgers
  1. Paediatrics, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London N18 1QX, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Rodgers, Paediatrics, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London N18 1QX, UK; anna.rodgers2{at}

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The American Academy of Pediatrics published a guideline in 2018 on the diagnosis and management of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants.1 The authors highlight that practices in this field are highly variable across neonatal units,2 which is further exacerbated by a lack of good quality study data. Their recommendations take into consideration emerging safety and efficacy concerns of both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for GER in preterm infants.

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  • GER is almost universal in preterm infants.

  • Oesophageal mucosa injury is …

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  • Contributors AR is the sole author.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.