Validity of endoscopic classification of nonerosive reflux disease

@article{Joh2007ValidityOE,
  title={Validity of endoscopic classification of nonerosive reflux disease},
  author={Takashi Joh and Hiroto Miwa and Kazuhide Higuchi and Tomohiko Shimatani and Noriaki Manabe and Kyoichi Adachi and Tsuneya Wada and Makoto Sasaki and Yasuhiro Fujiwara and Michio Hongo and Tsutomu Chiba and Yoshikazu Kinoshita},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={444-449}
}
Minimal changes, such as erythema without sharp demarcation or whitish turbidity of the lower esophageal mucosa, have recently been used for endoscopic classification of nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) in Japan. This study examined the usefulness of such changes in characterizing the pathophysiology of NERD. Physicians specializing in esophageal endoscopy performed endoscopy on 115 patients with NERD. Based on the presence or absence of minimal changes, patients were categorized as displaying… CONTINUE READING