Respiratory symptoms and gastroesophageal reflux in adult population of more than 20 years old in Shahrekord

hoseine asl, Mohammad kazem. and Amra, Babak. (2006) Respiratory symptoms and gastroesophageal reflux in adult population of more than 20 years old in Shahrekord. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 6 (1).

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Abstract

Background and Aim: Association between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and respiratory diseases has been known for a long time. There are few epidemiological studies on general population in the world, and little is known about a possible association between respiratory symptoms and reflux in Iran . Method: A sample of 5492 adults (more than 20 years old) was randomly selected for the study, from them 4762 subjects agreed to take part (86.7%). The medical students interviewed all of the subjects. Results: The prevalence of monthly reflux symptoms and active asthma were 25.5% and 6.7% respectively. The correlation between reflux and asthma had a confidence interval of (2.60–3.43 ) and an odds ratio of 2.99. The correlation between chronic bronchitis and reflux had a confidence interval of (1.43–2.58) and an odds ratio of 1.92. Conclusion: These findings indicates that epigastric pain in many asthmatic and chronic bronchitis patients may be due to reflux.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asthma, Chronic bronchitis, Epidemiology, Gastroesophageal reflux.
Subjects: WF Respiratory System
WI Digestive System
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 07:20
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 10:48
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5713

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