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Dr Philip Woodland




Dr Woodland has published several research papers on oesophageal disease, reflecting his specialist interest in acid reflux and swallowing problems.  He is a regular speaker at national and international gastroenterology meetings, offers peer review of articles for important international gastroenterology journals, and is on the Editorial Board for the Neurogastroenterology & Motility journal

Woodland P, Gabieta-Sonmez S, Arguero J, Ooi J, Nakagawa K, Glasinovic E, Yazaki E, Sifrim D.

200 mL Rapid Drink Challenge During High-resolution Manometry Best Predicts Objective Esophagogastric Junction Obstruction and Correlates With Symptom Severity.  J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2018 Jul 30;24(3):410-414


Woodland P, Singendonk MMJ, Ooi J, Nikaki K, Wong T, Lee C, Glasinovic E, Koning R, Lutter R, Benninga MA, van Wijk MP, Sifrim D. Measurement of Salivary Pepsin to Detect Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Is Not Ready for Clinical Application. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 May 18. pii: S1542-3565(18)30503-2


Glasinovic E, Wynter E, Arguero J, Ooi J, Nakagawa K, Yazaki E, Hajek P, Psych CC, Woodland P, Sifrim D. Treatment of supragastric belching with cognitive behavioral therapy improves quality of life and reduces acid gastroesophageal reflux. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Apr;113(4):539-547


Woodland P, Shen Ooi JL, Grassi F, Nikaki K, Lee C, Evans JA, Koukias N, Triantos C, McDonald SA, Peiris M, Aktar R, Blackshaw LA, Sifrim D. Superficial Esophageal Mucosal Afferent Nerves May Contribute to Reflux Hypersensitivity in Nonerosive Reflux Disease. Gastroenterology. 2017 Nov;153(5):1230-1239


Bodagh N, Meechan C, Woodland P. The academic foundation programme: a new foundation for academic medicine. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2017 Jul 2;78(7):C110-C112


Silva RO, Oliveira FFB, Bingana RD, Arruda MO, Woodland P, Lee C, Souza MAN, Soares PMG, Santos AA, Sifrim D, Souza MHLP. A novel murine model of esophageal nonerosive reflux disease: from inflammation to impairment in mucosal integrity.  Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2017 Jun 1;312(6):G658-G665


Nikaki K, Woodland P, Sifrim D. Adult and paediatric GERD: diagnosis, phenotypes and avoidance of excess treatments. Nikaki K, Woodland P, Sifrim D. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Sep;13(9):529-42


Koukias N, Woodland P, Yazaki E, Sifrim D. Supragastric Belching: Prevalence and Association With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Esophageal Hypomotility.  J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2015 Jul 30;21(3):398-40


Woodland P, Batista-Lima F, Lee C, Preston SL, Dettmar P, Sifrim D. Topical protection of human esophageal mucosal integrity. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2015 Jun 15;308(12):G975-80


Woodland P, Aktar R, Mthunzi E, Lee C, Peiris M, Preston SL, Blackshaw LA, Sifrim D. Distinct afferent innervation patterns within the human proximal and distal esophageal mucosa. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2015 Mar 15;308(6):G525-31


Koukias N, Woodland P, Yazaki E, Sifrim D. Supragastric belching: prevalence and association with gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal hypomotility. J Neurogastro Motil, In press Apr 2015


Woodland P, Sifrim D. GERD: Body position affects infant GER but not symptoms. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014; 11: 397-8


Woodland P, Sifrim D. Oesophageal mucosal mucosal barrier: a key factor in the pathophysiology of non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and a potential target for treatment. Gut 2014; 63: 705-6


Yazaki E, Woodland P, Sifrim D. Uses of esophageal function testing: dysphagia. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 2014; 24: 643-54


Reeves JW, Al-Zinaty M, Woodland P, Sifrim D, Aziz Q, Birch MJ. Sensiprobe - a miniature thermal device incorporating Peltier technology as a diagnostic tool for studying human oesophageal sensitivity. Physiol Meas 2014; 7: 1265-1277


Woodland P, Lee C, Duraisamy Y, Farré R, Dettmar P, Sifrim D. Assessment and protection of esophageal mucosal integrity in patients with heartburn without esophagitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013; 108: 535-43


Bravi I*, Woodland P, Gill RS et al. Increased Prandial Air Swallowing and Postprandial Gas-Liquid Reflux Among Patients Refractory to Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013; 11: 784-9


Woodland P, Al-Zinaty M, Yazaki E et al. In vivo evaluation of acid-induced changes in oesophageal mucosal integrity and sensitivity in non-erosive reflux disease. Gut 2013; 62: 1256-1261


Woodland P, Sifrim D. Esophageal mucosal integrity in nonerosive reflux disease. J Clin Gastroenterol 2013; 48: 6-12


Woodland P, Sifrim D et al. The neurophysiology of the esophagus. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2013; 1300: 53-70


Woodland P, Amarasinghe G, Sifrim D. Emerging therapeutic options in GERD. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2013; 27: 455-67


Woodland P, Sifrim D. Management of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms that do not respond to proton pump inhibitors. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2013; 29: 431-6


Roman S, Woodland P et al. Testing for gastroesophageal reflux in the 21st century. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Sep;1232(1):358-64


Triadafilopoulos G, Woodland P et al. Barrett's esophagus: proton pump inhibitors and chemoprevention. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Sep;1232(1):93-113


Woodland P, Sifrim D. The refluxate: The impact of its magnitude, composition and distribution. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2010 Dec;24(6):861-71.


Woodland P, Stubbs B.  Peptic Ulcer Disease. INNOVAIT (Oxford Journals) April 2009


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