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Management of Asymptomatic Erosive Esophagitis: An E-Mail Survey of Physician's Opinions

Title
Management of Asymptomatic Erosive Esophagitis: An E-Mail Survey of Physician's Opinions
Authors
Seong Woo Lim;Jun Haeng Lee;Seong Woo Jeon;Heung Up Kim;Jeong Hwan Kim;Jie-Hyun Kim
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
Gut and Liver
ISSN
1976-2283
Citation
Gut and Liver, Vol.7(3) : 290~294, 2013
Abstract
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The management of asymptomatic erosive esophagitis is controversial. We surveyed physicians' opinions on asymptomatic erosive esophagitis using e-mail. METHODS: All members of the Korean Society of Neurogastro-enterology and Motility were invited to answer the questionnaire on the treatment and follow-up of patients with asymptomatic erosive esophagitis by e-mail. RESULTS: A total of 73 members answered the questionnaire (response rate, 18%). As initial management, 41% of respondents chose pharmacologic treatment, whereas 59% chose nonpharmacologic treatment. In the case of pharmacologic treatment, proton pump inhibitors were the preferred medication. The most common treatment duration was 4 weeks (43%), followed by 8 weeks (38%), and 6 months (11%). Sixty-two percent of the respondents recommended follow-up endoscopy annually, whereas 29% chose no endoscopic follow-up. Thirty-four percent of the respondents answered that they would talk about reflux-related sleep disturbances. Only 25% of the respondents explained the possibility of Barrett's esophagus or esophageal adenocarcinoma to their patients. CONCLUSIONS: There are substantial practice variations in the management of asymptomatic erosive esophagitis in Korea.
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http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/87119
DOI
10.5009/gnl.2013.7.3.290
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