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dc.titleGastroesophageal reflux disease is a common cause of noncardiac chest pain in a country with a low prevalence of reflux esophagitis
dc.contributor.authorHo, K.Y.
dc.contributor.authorNg, W.L.
dc.contributor.authorKang, J.Y.
dc.contributor.authorYeoh, K.G.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T10:17:16Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T10:17:16Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationHo, K.Y., Ng, W.L., Kang, J.Y., Yeoh, K.G. (1998). Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common cause of noncardiac chest pain in a country with a low prevalence of reflux esophagitis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 43 (9) : 1991-1997. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1018842811123
dc.identifier.issn01632116
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131190
dc.description.abstractGastroesophageal reflux disease is believed to be uncommon in the East. This study aimed to determine if such a condition was a significant cause of noncardiac chest pain in Singapore. Eighty consecutive patients with recurrent chest pain, who had cardiac and other obvious causes excluded, underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy, standard manometry, acid perfusion test, and prolonged ambulatory pH and pressure monitoring. Endoscopic esophagitis, positive acid perfusion tests, pathologic reflux, and positive chest pain-reflux correlation were detected in 7/80 (8.8%), 11/70 (15.7%), 14/61 (23.0%), and 12/25 (48.0%) patients, respectively. Among those with pathologic reflux, endoscopic esophagitis was present in only two (14.3%). Overall, 32 (40%) patients had gastroesophageal reflux disease. Esophageal motility disorder, alone or in association with gastroesophageal reflux disease, was demonstrated in only five (6.3%) patients. Our results confirmed western reports that gastroesophageal reflux disease was a common cause of noncardiac chest pain, whereas motility disorder was an infrequent cause of such pain.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectEsophageal motility disorder
dc.subjectEsophageal pH recording
dc.subjectEsophageal pressure recording
dc.subjectGastroesophageal reflux disease
dc.subjectNoncardiac chest pain
dc.subjectSymptom analysis
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1023/A:1018842811123
dc.description.sourcetitleDigestive Diseases and Sciences
dc.description.volume43
dc.description.issue9
dc.description.page1991-1997
dc.description.codenDDSCD
dc.identifier.isiut000075997300012
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