Original Articles
Copyright ©The Author(s) 1999.
World J Gastroenterol. Oct 15, 1999; 5(5): 421-423
Published online Oct 15, 1999. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v5.i5.421
Table 1 Endoscopic findings in elderly and younger patients
Non-esophagitis (%)Esophagitis
Hiatal hernia (%)
I/II (%)III/IV (%)
Elderly patients44 (66.7)8 (12.1)b14 (21.2)b16 (24.2)b
Younger patients78 (69.6)29 (25.8)4 (3.6)17 (15.1)
Table 2 Percentages of physiological reflux (PhR), pathological reflux and reflux esophagitis (RE) in elderly and younger patients
PhR (%)PR (%)RE (%)
Elderly patients24 (36.4)a20 (30.3)a22 (33.3)a
Younger patients59 (52.7)19 (17.0)34 (30.3)
Table 3 Frequency of GER episodes in elderly and younger patients (x-± s)
Upright position
PhR1 010a2420a
P R4 521b5 521b
RE8 564c5 332c
Supine position
P R1 79d87d
RE1 83e77e
Table 4 Frequency of GER episodes lasting more than 5 min in eld erly and younger patients (x-± s)
Upright position
P R3253
Supine position
P R3253