Hungin, A. P. S.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA22
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a telephone survey of night time heartburn prevalence and its impact. Night time GORD symptoms are recognised as important but their impact may be underestimated. This cross sectional survey, based on a Gallup-style randomised telephone survey from scattered locations in Great Britain, ascertained the frequency, severity, patterns and impact of night time heartburn in adult current sufferers, that is, those with heartburn in the previous month or those taking treatment. Night time heartburn affects the majority of sufferers but is likely to be under-reported and thus underestimated by clinicians in impact.


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