Clinical Profile of patients with GERD attending Tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. Sabayya Bhovi and Dr. Jagadish Kumar CD
Abstract: The general consensus is those individuals who suffer from chronic GERD are most susceptible to BE and would therefore benefit from upper GI endoscopy. However factors involved in progression of BE to dysplasia and subsequent adenocarcinoma remain unclear and hence value of endoscopic surveillance remains point of discussion. Although screening for BE relies largely on established endoscopic techniques, it remains an area of contention for several reasons. 200 patients satisfying one inclusion criteria attending the OPD Hospital underwent treatment with PPI for 4 weeks and then were subjected to Endoscopy and Biopsy using a PENTAX EPK-700 Endoscope. The Gastroesophageal junction was first identified (in cm) by taking the upper incisor teeth as a reference point. According to our study GERD most commonly affects 30-45 year old male patients who smokes and alcohol intake. Regurgitation and Heart burns are most common presenting symptoms.