A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF REDEFINE REFERRAL GUIDELINES FOR OPEN ACCESS ENDOSCOPY
- Rabeprazole 20 mg for Erosive Esophagitis-Associated Symptoms in a Large, Community-Based Study: Additional Results. Cutler, Alan; Robinson, Malcolm; Murthy, Anita; DeLemos, Byron // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Feb2010, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p338
To provide additional efficacy data in patients treated with rabeprazole through week 4, and to validate sustained relief of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms through week 8 as well as to further analyze rabeprazole safety in patients with wide-ranging demographic and clinical...
- Do patients in rural Malawi benefit from upper gastrointestinal endoscopy? Mothes, Henning; Chagaluka, Georg; Chiwewe, Denis; Malunga, Martin; Mwatibu, Biswick; Wilhelm, Torsten; Settmacher, Utz // Tropical Doctor;Apr2008, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p73
The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at central hospital level in Malawi and to draw conclusions from its use in the treatment of patients presenting with dysphagia and dyspepsia to health institutions in rural Africa. This retrospective study...
- Managing Dyspepsia in a Primary Care Setting. Musana, A. Kenneth; Yale, Steven H.; Lang, Kevin A. // Clinical Medicine & Research;Dec2006, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p337
The article offers insights on managing dyspepsia in a primary care setting. The symptoms of dyspepsia include early satiety, a burning sensation in the upper abdomen and upper abdominal fullness or bloating. It cites the factors that should be considered in managing dyspepsia. Prompt referral...
- H. pylori test-and-treat strategy in dyspepsia cost saving. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;11/20/2004, Issue 466, p8
Discusses research being done on the long-term effect of carbon urea breath test (C-UBT) on the number of open-access endoscopy referrals in patients who had dyspepsia in Great Britain. Reference to a study by A. Sreedharan et al published in the October 2004 issue of the "European Journal of...
- X-ray quiz: a case of dysphagia. Patel, Prad // GP: General Practitioner;9/23/2002, p52
Presents the case of a patient with dysphagia. Assessment on the contraindication of an endoscopy; Emergence of a recurrent pulmonary aspiration as a complication of a pharyngeal pouch; Clinical manifestations of the disorder.
- A functional diagnosis of dysphagia using videoendoscopy. Spiegel, Joseph R.; Selber, Jesse C.; Creed, Judith // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Aug1998, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p628
Focuses on the use of videoendoscopy in the diagnosis of dysphagia. Two principal aspects in evaluation of patients with symptoms of dysphagia; Assessment of swallowing ability; Performance of the videoendoscopic swallowing study (VESS); Results of the study.
- EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: A case of a "fragile" oesophagus. Anagnostopoulos, G. K.; Shonde, T.; Koye, P.; Ragunath, K. // Gut;Oct2006, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p1495
A quiz concerning the medical case of a 25-year-old man who underwent gastroscopy due to longstanding dysphagia is presented.
- 'Refer stroke patients with dysphagia quickly' // Pulse;5/13/2002, Vol. 62 Issue 19, p10
Relates the views of physician David Campbell on the referral of stroke patients with dysphagia to a hospital specialist. Risks to the life of dysphagic stroke patients; Significance of guidelines to the practice.
- THE 2 WEEK STANDARD FOR SUSPECTED UPPER GI CANCERS: ITS IMPACT ON CANCER STAGING. Radbourne, D.; Walker, G.; Joshi, D.; Sheil, M.; Robertson, F.; Steger, A.; O'Donohue, J. // Gut;Apr2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 52, pA116
Introduction: The 2 week wait standard for suspected upper Gl cancer ('the standard'), introduced 1 July 2000, requires patients to be seen by a specialist within 2 weeks of referral. We aimed to investigate its impact on the pattern of referrals and clinical outcome. Methods: We identified...