upper GI

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Related to upper GI: upper GI series, upper GI endoscopy

Barium x ray (upper GI)

An x-ray test of the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (including the esophagus, stomach, and a small portion of the small intestine) after the patient is given a white, chalky barium sulfate solution to drink. This substance coats the upper GI and the x rays reveal any abnormality in the lining of the stomach and the upper GI.
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A study from Denmark demonstrated that initial upper GI endoscopy followed by directed therapy was related to a lower economic burden than empiric treatment in case of H.
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