Pattern of Reflux Oesophagitis Among Patients Attending Endoscopic Clinic

Nabil Ahmed Al-Rabeei1 Ph.D, Yahia Ahmed Ghanem2 Ph.D.

Department of Community Health Nsg1., Department of Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology2, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences-Sana'a University-Yemen

Introduction:

Reflux esophagus (RO) is a common disorder that results from inappropriate reflux of gastric contents from the stomach back into the esophagus. It is prevalent in the primary care and general populations.1,2 Most patients who present to and are treated by primary care physicians have mild to moderate symptoms (e.g., heartburn, acid regurgitation) and relatively uncomplicated disease. The

frequency and severity of heartburn and other RO-related symptoms are associated with impairment in patient functioning and well-being or health-related quality of life (HRQL).3 Reflux esophagus symptoms affect an estimated 20-40% of the adult population in Western countries4,5. The disease can have a major impact on quality of life and be associated with substantial morbidity 6,7. Between 40% and 60% of patients presenting with

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