Clinical spectrum of reflux esophagitis among 25,536 Koreans who underwent a health check-up: a nationwide multicenter prospective, endoscopy-based study.

@article{Shim2009ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical spectrum of reflux esophagitis among 25,536 Koreans who underwent a health check-up: a nationwide multicenter prospective, endoscopy-based study.},
  author={Ki Nam Shim and Su Jin Hong and Jae Kyu Sung and Kyung Sik Park and Seong-Eun Kim and Hyun-Shin Park and Young Sun Kim and Seon Hee Lim and Chung Hyeon Kim and Min Jung Park and Jeong Yoon Yim and Kyung Ran Cho and Donghee Kim and Seun Ja Park and Sam-Ryong Jee and Jin il Kim and Joon Yong Park and Geun Am Song and Hwoon Yong Jung and Yong Chan Lee and Jae Gyu Kim and Jae J Kim and Nayoung Kim and Soo-Heon Park and Hyun Chae Jung and I G Chung},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={632-8}
}
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux is a commonly encountered condition, but detailed data on reflux symptoms in Asian countries are lacking. GOALS To evaluate the prevalence and to document the clinical spectrum of endoscopic reflux esophagitis (RE). STUDY A total 25,536 subjects underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examination as part of a health check, and completed a gastroesophageal reflux questionnaire. Endoscopic findings classified according to the Los Angeles (LA… CONTINUE READING
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