Male sex, hiatus hernia, and Helicobacter pylori infection associated with asymptomatic erosive esophagitis.

@article{Wang2012MaleSH,
  title={Male sex, hiatus hernia, and Helicobacter pylori infection associated with asymptomatic erosive esophagitis.},
  author={Pin-Chao Wang and Ching-Sheng Hsu and T. L. Tseng and Tsung-cheng Hsieh and Chien-Hwa Chen and Wei-Chih Su and Hans Hsienhong Lin and Chia-Chi Wang},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={586-91}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Asymptomatic erosive esophagitis (AEE) is an easily forgotten subgroup of gastroesophageal reflux disease due to its lack of warning symptoms, despite having the risk of developing complications, such as bleeding, stricture, or even esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS A total of 2843 potentially eligible patients were screened at the health management center of Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital. A total of 1001 patients responded to the survey and gave informed consent; 998… CONTINUE READING

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