Lack of discriminant value of dyspepsia subgroups in patients referred for upper endoscopy.

@article{Talley1993LackOD,
  title={Lack of discriminant value of dyspepsia subgroups in patients referred for upper endoscopy.},
  author={Nicholas J Talley and Amy L. Weaver and D L Tesmer and Alan R. Zinsmeister},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1993},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={1378-86}
}
BACKGROUND The subdivision of undiagnosed patients with dyspepsia into symptomatic subgroups (ulcerlike, dysmotilitylike, refluxlike, and nonspecific) may give a clue to the underlying cause; however, the value of this approach in practice is unclear. This study aimed to determine the discriminant value of dyspeptic symptoms and combinations of these symptoms. METHODS A consecutive sample of 820 outpatients (median age, 62 years; 47% male) completed, before endoscopy, a validated… CONTINUE READING
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