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dc.contributor.authorUday C. Ghoshalen_US
dc.contributor.authorRajan Singhen_US
dc.contributor.authorFull Young Changen_US
dc.contributor.authorXiaohua Houen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenjamin Chun Yu Wongen_US
dc.contributor.authorUdom Kachintornen_US
dc.contributor.otherSanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknowen_US
dc.contributor.otherVeterans General Hospital-Taipeien_US
dc.contributor.otherUnion Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherThe University of Hong Kongen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Vol.17, No.3 (2011), 235-244en_US
dc.description.abstractDyspepsia is a syndrome consisting of epigastric pain, burning, fullness, discomfort, early satiety, nausea, vomiting and belching. Functional dyspepsia (FD) is diagnosed if upper gastrointestinal endoscopy does not show structural abnormality explaining these symptoms. 8%-30% and 8%-23% of Asian people suffer from of uninvestigated dyspepsia and FD, respectively. Most patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia are found to have FD. Patients with FD are usually young and there is no predilection to any gender. Overlap of FD with other functional bowel diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease is common in Asia. Cultural difference in reporting of symptoms of dyspepsia is well-known. Moreover, dietary factors, socio-cultural and psychological issues, gastrointestinal infection including that caused by Helicobacter pylori, frequency of organic diseases such as peptic ulcer and gastric cancer responsible for dyspeptic symptoms in the study population may also influence epidemiology of dyspepsia. There is considerable heterogeneity in the above issues among different Asian countries. More studies on epidemiology of FD are needed in Asia. © 2011 The Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.titleEpidemiology of uninvestigated and functional dyspepsia in Asia: Facts and fictionen_US
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