The effect of metabolic risk factors on the natural course of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

@article{Lee2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of metabolic risk factors on the natural course of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease},
  author={Y-C Lee and Amy Ming-Fang Yen and John Jen Tai and S-H Chang and J-T Lin and H-M Chiu and H-p Wang and Ming-Shiang Wu and Tony H-H Chen},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2009},
  volume={58},
  pages={174 - 181}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The effect of metabolic risk factors on the natural course of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which remains elusive, was quantified. METHODS The population included 3669 subjects undergoing repeated upper endoscopy. Data were analysed using a three-state Markov model to estimate transition rates (according to the Los Angeles classification) regarding the natural course of the disease. Individual risk score together with the kinetic curve was derived by… CONTINUE READING

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