Primary Care Liaison

Gastro-oesophageal reflux - pre-referral

  • Initial work-up

    For unwell children of all ages -

    • FBE with diff
    • LFT's
    • Weight and height evaluation (growth chart)

    Recommended pre-referral treatment

    When to refer

    • failure to thrive
    • pre referral treatment unsuccessful
    • consider Unsettled Baby Clinic for infants to 9 months who are otherwise well


    References and more reading

    • Paediatric Handbook (2009). Gastrointestinal Conditions, Chapter 24 (pp369389) Mark Oliver and Lionel Lubitz. Eighth Edition, Blackwell Publishing. By the staff of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

    Guideline developed by RCH Gastroenterology. First published Jan 2008. Reviewed October 2013. Please read  Copyright and Disclaimer