Risk of peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone in patients with unexplained chest/epigastric pain and normal upper endoscopy: a 10-year Danish cohort study.

@article{Munk2007RiskOP,
  title={Risk of peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone in patients with unexplained chest/epigastric pain and normal upper endoscopy: a 10-year Danish cohort study.},
  author={Estrid Muff Munk and Asbj\orn Mohr Drewes and Anders Gorst-Rasmussen and Hans Gregersen and Peter M Funch-Jensen and Bente N\org{\aa}rd},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={1203-10}
}
BACKGROUND No studies have examined the risk of upper gastrointestinal diseases among patients with unexplained chest/epigastric pain (UCEP) and a normal upper endoscopy. AIM To examine the relative risk of peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone in UCEP patients. METHODS This Danish 10-year cohort study focused on UCEP patients (n = 386), diagnosed in 1992-93. Ten age- and gender-matched controls were selected per patient from Denmark's Civil Registration System (n = 3860… CONTINUE READING
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