TITLE

DOES ENDOSCOPY ALTER MANAGEMENT FOR SIMPLE REFLUX DISEASE

AUTHOR(S)
Turner, G. B.; Tham, T. C. K.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The role of endoscopy for patients with simple gastro-oesophogeal reflux disease is unclear particularly under the age of 55 years. Authors report the influence of endoscopy on the management of 100 patients with uncomplicated reflux symptoms. Endoscopy for simple reflux symptoms led to a change in management in 91% of cases. For patients under the age of 55 more than half had a reduction in the use of proton pump inhibitor therapy following endoscopy and this could lead to substantial financial savings. Authors concluded that endoscopy changes management in simple reflux disease and that it may be cost effective in younger patients.
ACCESSION #
13218851

 

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