Stomach pain - evidence-based methods in the diagnosis and treatment of dyspepsia

Ostman J, Agenas I, Brun J, Elwin C E, Engstrand L, Johansson S, Lindberg G, Marke L A, Norlund A et al
Record ID 32000000002
Authors' objectives:

This report critically reviews the scientific evidence of treatment for dyspepsia, and the relationship between bacterial infection involving Helicobacter pylori and dyspeptic disease as well as stomach cancer. Alternative strategies for management of patients with dyspeptic symptoms are assessed in a decision analysis. Estimates of the cost to society for dyspepsia are made.

Authors' recommendations: Stomach cancer prevention: General or targeted screening of H. pylori-infection is not motivated as an approach towards stomach cancer prevention. Diagnostics of dyspepsia: Endoscopy gives the best information of investigation. There was an increase of almost 50 percent of endoscopy frequency in the 1990s and corresponds now to about 1,750 endocopies per 100,000 inhabitants.
Authors' methods: Review, Cost study
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Sweden
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Pain
  • Dyspepsia
Organisation Name: Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services
Contact Address: P.O. Box 3657, SE-103 59 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 4123200, Fax: +46 8 4113260
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Copyright: Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU)
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