Erosive esophagitis in the Philippines: a comparison between two time periods.

@article{Sollano2007ErosiveEI,
  title={Erosive esophagitis in the Philippines: a comparison between two time periods.},
  author={Jose D. Sollano and Stephen N Wong and Teresita Andal-Gamutan and Melchor M Chan and Ramon E Carpio and Celina S Tady and Albert E Ismael and Estelita A Judan-Ruiz and Victorio N Ang and J. T. K. A. Go and Victoriano Y Lim and Jesus Perez and Sol Z. Alvarez},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={1650-5}
}
BACKGROUND In Asia, the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed through endoscopy has increased from 3-9% to 14-16% in the last decade. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of erosive esophagitis (EE) over a span of 10 years in a tertiary care facility in the Philippines. METHODS All patients diagnosed with EE from 1994 to 1997 (period A) and from 2000 to 2003 (period B) were included in the study. The modified Savary-Miller and Los Angeles classifications were… CONTINUE READING