nonulcer dyspepsia


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dyspepsia

 [dis-pep´se-ah]
impairment of the power or function of digestion; usually applied to epigastric discomfort after meals. adj., adj dyspep´tic.
acid dyspepsia dyspepsia associated with excessive acidity of the stomach.
nonulcer dyspepsia dyspepsia in which the symptoms resemble those of peptic ulcer, although no ulcer can be detected. Because many patients with nonulcer dyspepsia have a Helicobacter pylori infection, H. pylori has been suggested as a cause. This has not been proven, however, and many patients still have dyspepsia after antibiotic treatment.

functional dyspepsia

Dyspepsia without endoscopic or histologic evidence of an organic disease to explain the symptoms.

nonulcer dyspepsia

Upper abdominal discomfort, often chronic, in which endoscopy reveals nondiagnostic, or normal, findings.
See also: dyspepsia
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Therapy for Helicobacter pylori in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia.
The role of Helicobacter pylori in nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD) [Abstract].
A Cochrane systematic review of 17 RCTs (total N=3566) compared drugs known to eradicate H pylori with placebo or drugs known to be ineffective against H pylori for patients with nonulcer dyspepsia.
An RCT evaluated 100 patients with nonulcer dyspepsia who received bismuth subcitrate for 4 weeks or metronidazole and tetracycline for 7 days or placebo.
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Pharmacological interventions for nonulcer dyspepsia.
7% of the 445 patients who presented with nonulcer dyspepsia, 3,4% of the 297 who presented with gastric ulcers, and 2.
This systematic review provides good evidence that specific treatment of H pylori in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia does not improve symptoms.
pylori infection in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia, despite a 1994 National Institutes of Health recommendation that such treatment is unnecessary, Dr.
Is H pylori associated with nonulcer dyspepsia, and if so, will eradication improve symptoms?
Jaakkimainen RL, Boyle E, Tudiver E Is Helicobacter pylori associated with nonulcer dyspepsia and will eradication improve symptoms?
Clinical question Does eradicating Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia improve symptoms?