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Article: The view of gastroenterologists on non-cardiac chest pain in Asia

TitleThe view of gastroenterologists on non-cardiac chest pain in Asia
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Issue Date2007
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/APT
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Alimentary Pharmacology And Therapeutics, 2007, v. 26 n. 4, p. 597-603 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Non-cardiac chest pain is an important disorder in Asia. The practice and views of gastroenterologists on non-cardiac chest pain in this region are not known. Aims: To determine the current understanding, diagnostic practice and treatment strategies among gastroenterologists on the management of non-cardiac chest pain in Asia. Methods: A 24-item questionnaire was sent to gastroenterologists in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Results: 186 gastroenterologists participated with a response rate of 74%. 98% of gastroenterologists managed patients with non-cardiac chest pain over the last 6 months. 64% felt that the number of non-cardiac chest pain patients was increasing and 85% believed that the most common cause of non-cardiac chest pain was GERD. 94% of the gastroenterologists believed that they should manage non-cardiac chest pain patients, but only 41% were comfortable in diagnosing non-cardiac chest pain. The average number of investigations performed was four in non-cardiac chest pain patients, and oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy was the most commonly used initial test. A proton pump inhibitor was considered the first-line treatment in non-cardiac chest pain and was reported as the most effective treatment by the gastroenterologists. Conclusion: Most gastroenterologists were practicing evidence-based medicine, but frequent use of investigations and a lack of awareness of the role of visceral hypersensitivity in non-cardiac chest pain patients were noted. © 2007 The Authors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77459
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.32
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.833
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, TKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLim, PWYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, BCYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:32:07Z-
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAlimentary Pharmacology And Therapeutics, 2007, v. 26 n. 4, p. 597-603en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0269-2813en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77459-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Non-cardiac chest pain is an important disorder in Asia. The practice and views of gastroenterologists on non-cardiac chest pain in this region are not known. Aims: To determine the current understanding, diagnostic practice and treatment strategies among gastroenterologists on the management of non-cardiac chest pain in Asia. Methods: A 24-item questionnaire was sent to gastroenterologists in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Results: 186 gastroenterologists participated with a response rate of 74%. 98% of gastroenterologists managed patients with non-cardiac chest pain over the last 6 months. 64% felt that the number of non-cardiac chest pain patients was increasing and 85% believed that the most common cause of non-cardiac chest pain was GERD. 94% of the gastroenterologists believed that they should manage non-cardiac chest pain patients, but only 41% were comfortable in diagnosing non-cardiac chest pain. The average number of investigations performed was four in non-cardiac chest pain patients, and oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy was the most commonly used initial test. A proton pump inhibitor was considered the first-line treatment in non-cardiac chest pain and was reported as the most effective treatment by the gastroenterologists. Conclusion: Most gastroenterologists were practicing evidence-based medicine, but frequent use of investigations and a lack of awareness of the role of visceral hypersensitivity in non-cardiac chest pain patients were noted. © 2007 The Authors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/APTen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeuticsen_HK
dc.rightsAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAnti-Ulcer Agents - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.subject.meshAsiaen_HK
dc.subject.meshChest Pain - etiology - therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshGastroenterologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshGastroesophageal Reflux - diagnosis - drug therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibilityen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen_HK
dc.subject.meshProton Pumps - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.titleThe view of gastroenterologists on non-cardiac chest pain in Asiaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, BCY:bcywong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWong, BCY=rp00429en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2036.2007.03403.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17661763-
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dc.identifier.volume26en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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