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Kathy Bach

Kathy Bach is the Clinical Support Manager at Restech. Her role encompasses clinical & technical support, clinical training, and content generation for clinical and marketing projects. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Integrative Biology and has experience performing biological research and working closely with physicians in the clinical setting and operating room.

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How Anxiety and Depression Inflate the RSI

3/20/18 11:03 AM / by Kathy Bach posted in Ryan Score, RSI/RSF, Laryngopharyngeal reflux, pH testing

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Commonly referred to as “silent reflux,” laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) has long been difficult for physicians to diagnose because of its nonspecific symptoms. The traditional approach to assessing LPR symptoms relies on response to empiric treatment and symptom improvement using the reflux symptom index (RSI) or reflux finding score (RFS). Without clear criteria in place, these tools are highly subjective.

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4 Reasons Why Your Patient’s LPR Symptoms Didn’t Improve Despite PPI Therapy

1/30/18 2:06 PM / by Kathy Bach posted in PPI, symptom resolution

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Heartburn and regurgitation are easily identifiable symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and tend to be easier to treat with PPI therapy. However, symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) or atypical reflux have become very prevalent in the population since they are difficult to spot and are often unresponsive to PPI therapy.

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Pharyngeal pH Testing Explained

1/15/18 10:09 AM / by Kathy Bach posted in pH monitoring

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EXPANDING pH MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES 

The Dx–pH Measurement System is a revolutionary device that comfortably measures pH in the upper airway or esophagus. Prior to Restech’s introduction, it was difficult to detect reflux in the upper airway because previously available pH monitors were limited to measuring liquid reflux in the esophagus. Restech’s patented technology is the only commercial device available that is capable of measuring both liquid and aerosolized pH levels.

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Lifestyle Modifications for Reflux: 10 Simple Tips

1/8/18 1:48 PM / by Kathy Bach posted in Reflux, Diet & Lifestyle

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Your doctor will always be the best resource for strategies to tackle reflux. Have your symptoms been evaluated by a professional? Use our physician finder to locate a Restech provider near you. 

In the meantime, here are some simple dietary and lifestyle modifications for reflux that can make a world of difference. 

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Diagnosing extraesophageal symptoms: which method of pH monitoring is best?

12/1/17 10:55 AM / by Kathy Bach posted in 2017, pH monitoring, ENT, GI, Reflux diagnosis, GERD, LPR

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Restech’s pH system was the highlight of new research presented by Dr. Ezra Teitelbaum at the 2017 American College of Surgeons’session on Novel Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Techniques for Esophageal Dysmotility and Reflux Disease. Dr. Teitelbaum (Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Education at Northwestern University) collaborated with Dr. Steven DeMeester (President and Executive Director of the Foundation for Research and Education in Esophageal and Foregut Disorders) on a study comparing the results of different pH monitoring tests in patients off antisecretory medications.  

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Reflux Diagnosed. Reflux Treated.

Our blog articles aim to answer your questions about diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to reflux disease. Restech's pH system provides real-time pH data to help physicians develop the most targeted reflux treatment plan possible. Our new Stretta therapy is an effective alternative to anti-reflux surgery or implanted devices. It has been shown to reduce dependency on PPIs and improve reflux-related quality of life. 

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