Definition and investigation of dyspepsia - Consensus of an international Ad Hoc working party

L. Barbara, M. Camilleri, R. Corinaldesi, G. P. Crean, R. C. Heading, A. G. Johnson, J. R. Malagelada, V. Stanghellini, M. Wienbeck

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Abstract

The dyspeptic patient presents a common and difficult problem in clinical practice. Careful evaluation of symptoms may be unrewarding; however, a thorough clinical and screening psychiatric evaluation are essential. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy or upper gastrointestinal radiology and ultrasonic examination of the biliary tract and pancreas should be the first investigations. In patients in whom these are noncontributory and in whom symptoms persist, evaluation of upper gastrointestinal function (secretory, motor, provocation tests) may be indicated to determine the cause of functional dyspepsia and to allow appropriate management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1272-1276
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive diseases and sciences
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Barbara, L., Camilleri, M., Corinaldesi, R., Crean, G. P., Heading, R. C., Johnson, A. G., Malagelada, J. R., Stanghellini, V., & Wienbeck, M. (1989). Definition and investigation of dyspepsia - Consensus of an international Ad Hoc working party. Digestive diseases and sciences, 34(8), 1272-1276. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01537277