Are clinical patterns of dyspepsia a valid guideline for appropriate use of endoscopy? A report on 2253 dyspeptic patients.


We studied 2253 consecutive dyspeptic patients, without clinical evidence of organic disease, who were referred to our open access endoscopy service. The aim was to assess whether the various clinical patterns of dyspepsia can be considered a valid guideline for the appropriate use of endoscopy. According to the symptomatological patterns, our patients were… (More)


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