The predictive value of history in dyspepsia.

  title={The predictive value of history in dyspepsia.},
  author={Terje Johannessen and H. Petersen and Per Martin Kleveland and Jan H Dybdahl and Arne K. Sandvik and Eiliv Brenna and H L Waldum},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={25 7},
Symptomatic patients referred to an open-access upper gastrointestinal endoscopy completed a detailed, self-administered questionnaire aimed at assessing the predictive value of history in dyspepsia. Nine hundred and thirty patients were suitable for analysis. Of these, 29% were found to have organic dyspepsia. A substantial overlap of symptoms and demographic data was found among the various endoscopic diagnoses. Discriminating variables were identified by stepwise logistic regression analysis… CONTINUE READING


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