Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2016 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Clinical Utility of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Pepsin in Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux among Wheezy Infants

Table 5

Sensitivity and specificity of abnormal BAL pepsin levels to diagnose GERD related infantile wheeze compared to the current standard diagnostic tests.

Abnormal pepsin levelAbnormal MII-pHReflux esophagitisLLMI ≥ 100

Sensitivity%61.77270
Specificity%55.552.953
Positive predictive value%7244.848.3
Negative predictive value%43.47873.9

GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; LLMI, lipid laden macrophage index; MII-pH, multiple channel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring.

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