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Prospective Follow-Up Data from the ProGERD Study Suggest that GERD Is Not a Categorial Disease
OBJECTIVES:There is a controversy as to whether gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) exists as a spectrum of disease severity or as a categorial disease in three distinct groups: nonerosive (NERD)Expand
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Quality of life in relation to symptoms in patients with gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease — an analysis based on the ProGERD initiative
Aims : To determine the impact of gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on the quality of life, to assess changes in the quality of life during treatment with esomeprazole and to define factorsExpand
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Prevalence of extra‐oesophageal manifestations in gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease: an analysis based on the ProGERD Study
Background and aims: Gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be associated with a variety of extra‐oesophageal disorders (EED) such as chronic cough, asthma, laryngeal disorder or chest pain.Expand
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Risk Factors for Erosive Esophagitis: A Multivariate Analysis Based on the ProGERD Study Initiative
OBJECTIVES:Gastroesophageal reflux disease can be divided into three categories: nonerosive GERD (NERD), erosive GERD (ERD), and Barrett´s esophagus. A shift among these categories rarely occurs. TheExpand
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Risk factors of gastroesophageal reflux disease: methodology and first epidemiological results of the ProGERD study.
OBJECTIVE We describe the design and report the first results of the Progression of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (ProGERD) study, to our knowledge the largest prospective study of GERD patients.Expand
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Postprandial lipid and carbohydrate responses after the ingestion of a casein-enriched mixed meal.
BACKGROUND Postprandial lipemia is markedly modulated when carbohydrates are added to a fatty meal. The effect of added protein is less known, however, and the data are controversial. OBJECTIVE WeExpand
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A citric acid solution is an optimal test drink in the 13C-urea breath test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection.
BACKGROUND: The 13C-urea breath test (13C-UBT) is a simple, non-invasive and reliable test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection. The duration of the test, the timing of breath sampling,Expand
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Evolution of gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease over 5 years under routine medical care – the ProGERD study
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2012; 35: 154–164
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EUS in the diagnosis of early chronic pancreatitis: a prospective follow-up study.
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective, follow-up study was to investigate the value of EUS in the diagnosis of alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis. METHODS One hundred thirty patients with knownExpand
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Current Standards in the Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Infection
A large number of diagnostic tests are available for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection. These diagnostic methods include invasive and noninvasive methods. Culture yields the highestExpand
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