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The Symptom Sensitivity Index of Breumelhof and Smout for Gastroesophageal Reflux

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient undergoing 24 hour esophageal pH monitoring using the symptom sensitivity and specificity indices.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests, other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

K21

Description:

Breumelhof and Smout used the Symptom Sensitivity and Symptom Specificity Indices to evaluate patient undergoing 24 hour esophageal pH monitoring. This can help identify patients with symptoms related to acid reflux. The authors are from the University Hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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