Predictors of persistent gastrointestinal symptoms among new presenters to primary care.

@article{Halder2010PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of persistent gastrointestinal symptoms among new presenters to primary care.},
  author={Smita L S Halder and Gary John Macfarlane and David G. Thompson and Sarah J O'Brien and Mahmoud Musleh and John McBeth},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={296-305}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To quantify the relative contribution of environmental, clinical, infection and psychosocial factors in the persistence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms among new patients presenting to primary care. METHODS We conducted a population-based prospective cohort study of 4986 adults aged 25-65 years. The study team obtained permission from the participants to monitor their general practice records for consultation with GI symptoms and to contact them at that time. Group 1 (n… CONTINUE READING

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