M A Wallander

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A systematic review of the epidemiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) has been performed, applying strict criteria for quality of studies and the disease definition used. The prevalence and incidence of GORD was estimated from 15 studies which defined GORD as at least weekly heartburn and/or acid regurgitation and met criteria concerning(More)
BACKGROUND More elderly patients affected by severe and chronic diseases are treated in primary care. Reports on the use of prescription drugs by the general elderly population are scarce, and more investigations are needed to optimize pharmaceutical care for these patients. OBJECTIVE To analyze prescription drug use, diagnoses, and healthcare utilization(More)
BACKGROUND We wanted to estimate the incidence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD) in the general population, and the detection of colorectal tumor (CRT) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) after the diagnosis of IBS and FD. METHODS Patients aged 20-79 years newly diagnosed with IBS (N = 2956) or FD (N = 9900), together with a(More)
To investigate prescribed drug utilization in a middle-aged female population and factors possibly related to drug consumption in this population. A random sample of 4200 women aged 35-65 years, drawn from the population register of seven countries in mid-Sweden, received a postal questionnaire. Two thousand nine hundred ninety one (2991) (71.2%) women(More)
OBJECTIVE Existing endoscopy-based data on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in the general population are scarce. This study aimed to evaluate typical symptoms and complications of GORD, and their associated risk factors, in a representative sample of the Italian population. METHODS 1533 adults from two Italian villages were approached to undergo(More)
BACKGROUND The association between psychiatric disorders and gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms is uncertain, and few population-based studies are available. AIM To examine the association between psychiatric and psychological factors and reflux symptoms. METHODS Population-based, cross-sectional, case-control study based on two health surveys conducted(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in primary care and to investigate associations with consultation behaviour, risk factors, and comorbidities, using the UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD). METHODS Subjects with a first-ever diagnosis of RA between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1997 (n = 579) were identified from(More)
  • R Wang, X Yan, +4 authors J He
  • Digestive and liver disease : official journal of…
  • 2009
BACKGROUND Data on the impact of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in Asian countries are scarce. AIM This study evaluated the impact of GERD on HRQL in Shanghai, China. SUBJECTS One thousand two hundred adult inhabitants of Shanghai, selected using randomized cluster sampling. METHODS Participants(More)
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome is a frequently diagnosed gastrointestinal condition in general practice. Managing this chronic condition requires a co-ordinated effort between patient and doctor. AIM To explore the patterns of treatment and healthcare utilization of irritable bowel syndrome cases in a Swedish primary care setting. METHODS All cases(More)
BACKGROUND To estimate the incidence and prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the UK general population from 1996 to 2005. METHODS Using the Health Improvement Network database, patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes were identified who were 10-79 years old between 1996 and 2005. Prevalent cases (n = 49 999) were separated from incident cases (n =(More)