Risk factors for ulcer development in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia: a prospective two year follow up study of 209 patients.

@article{Hsu2002RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for ulcer development in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia: a prospective two year follow up study of 209 patients.},
  author={P-I Hsu and K-H Lai and G H Lo and H-H Tseng and C C Lo and H Chen and W-L Tsai and H S Jou and N-J Peng and C Chien and Jyu-Lin Chen and P Hsu},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A subset of non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) disorders can evolve into peptic ulcer disease. This prospective study attempted to determine the independent risk factors for ulcer formation in NUD patients, and compared the natural history of Helicobacter pylori positive and negative NUD subjects. METHODS From May 1997 to April 1999, consecutive NUD patients were enrolled into the study. Endoscopy was performed routinely on enrolment, at the end of the second and 12th months, and… CONTINUE READING