prevalence of functional dyspepsia symptoms in patients with asthma.

[PREVALENCE OF FUNCTIONAL DYSPEPSIA SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA]. Arerugi. 2019;68(9):1132-1140 Authors: Tomyo F, Sugimoto N, Toyota H, Ito A, Ujino M, Sakasegawa H, Kobayashi K, Koizumi Y, Miyoshi S, Kuramochi M, Yamaguchi M, Yamamoto T, Nagase H Abstract BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common comorbidity among patients with asthma. In addition, functional dyspepsia (FD) is characterized by upper abdominal symptoms without organic disease manifestations. However, the prevalence of FD among patients with asthma remains uninvestigated; therefore, herein, we investigated the prevalence of dyspepsia symptoms in these patients. METHODS: We recruited 156 patients with asthma from the outpatient clinic of Teikyo University Hospital and investigated the prevalence of dyspepsia symptoms using the modified Frequency Scale for the Symptoms of GERD. Further, the relationship between dyspepsia symptoms and clinical background of asthma was also investigated. RESULTS: Certain digestive organ symptoms were exhibited by 83% of patients with asthma, dyspepsia symptoms by 44%, and reflux symptoms by 26%. The dyspepsia-dominant group showed significantly higher female ratio and numerically lower %FEV1 than the asymptomatic group. In the group with dyspepsia score>5 points, the ratio of patients undergoing step 4 asthma treatment and the ratio of those using long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonist were higher than those in the g...
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