Frequency of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In Al-Kindy Teaching Hospital
Background: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is considered to be a common and chronic gastrointestinal disease.
Objectives: To determine the frequency of GERD, erosive esophagitis and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) among patients in discrete area in Baghdad.
Type of the study: A cross-sectional study
Methods: 1100 patients referred to gastroscope unit in Al-Kindy Teaching Hospital from January 2013 to January 2015. They were undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy . The information on patient’s data were collected using a questionnaire. Body mass index and waist circumference were measured.
Results: According to gastroscope findings, they were classified into three groups: Group I was symptomatic patients with gastroscope findings of GERD that constitutes (40.90%) and the second group (GroupII) was symptomatic patients with non erosive reflux disease (NERD) that represents (13.90%) and the last group was Group III that comprised patients with normal esophagus and with other gastroscpe findings (45.18%).
Conclusions: GERD constitutes the highest percentage (40.9%) and GERD grade II constitutes the highest percentage (51.11%) of GERD grads
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