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Differences in clinical characteristics between patients with non-erosive reflux disease and erosive esophagitis in Korea

Ha NR et al.
Used Parameters : BMI, WHR, Obesity degree

Publication Year : 2010

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Korean Medical Science

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. GERD can be divided into two groups, erosive esophagitis and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). The aim of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics of patients with erosive esophagitis to those with NERD. All participating patients underwent an upper endoscopy during a voluntary health check-up. The NERD group consisted of 500 subjects with classic GERD symptoms in the absence of esophageal …
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