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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ISFAHAN MEDICAL SCHOOL (I.U.M.S)   4TH WEEK FEBRUARY 2011 , Volume 28 , Number 120; Page(s) 1464 To 1470.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLINICAL SYMPTOMS AND ENDOSCOPIC FINDINGS AMONG PATIENTS WITH DUODENAL ULCER

 
 
Author(s):  KALANTARI HAMID, SHAHSHAHAN ZAHRA*, AKBARI MOJTABA, HEIDARI TABAEI ZAVAREH SAYED MORTEZA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between clinical symptoms and endoscopic findings among patients with duodenal ulcer.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in endoscopic center of Al-Zahra Hospital in Isfahan. We selected 200 patients older than 18 year who had Dyspepsia by simple nonrandom sampling. Finally Endoscopic findings and clinical symptoms data were collected and analyzed for 114 patients with active peptic duodenal ulcer.
Finding: The mean age of the study sample was 46.5±10.4 years. There were 44 females (38.6%) and 70 males (61.4%). The average of BMI was 27.2±4.3. There was a significant association between endoscopic findings (site, size and quantity of ulcer) with clinical symptoms (weight loss and heartburn) and there was no association between other endoscopic findings and clinical symptoms.
Conclusion: The results of present study showed that weight loss and heartburn can use as marker to determine site, size and quantity of duodenal ulcer. But these findings can not be enough and more study need to be done to determine the association between endoscopic findings and clinical symptoms.

 
Keyword(s): DUODENAL ULCER, ENDOSCOPIC, CLINICAL SYMPTOMS
 
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