Clinical features of reflux esophagitis in older people: A study of 840 consecutive patients

Alberto Pilotto, Marilisa Franceschi, Gioacchino Leandro, Carlo Scarcelli, Luigi P. D'Ambrosio, Davide Seripa, Francesco Perri, Valeria Niro, Francesco Paris, Angelo Andriulli, Francesco Di Mario

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare symptoms and other clinical characteristics of reflux esophagitis in patients of different ages. DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional study of consecutive patients. SETTING: Geriatric Unit, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico. PARTICIPANTS: Eight hundred forty patients with endoscopically diagnosed erosive esophagitis divided into four groups according to age (young (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1537-1542
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume54
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • H. pylori
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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