Objectives: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common gastrointestinal disorder, presenting with a broad spectrum of symptoms and can be associated with a variety of complication. It has been defined into three groups of patients: nonerosive reflux disease, erosive esophagitis, and Barrett's esophagus. The aim of the study was to evaluate patients with erosive reflux disease in our endoscopic unit.
Materials and methods: All patients underwent gastroscopy were evaluated retrospectively. H.pylori statuses were evaluated in erosive reflux disease (ERD) patients. All patients were evaluated by videoendoscopy. Evaluation was made by the same operator at single center. Biopsy specimen was taken for H.pylori. Diagnosis of esophagitis was done based on Los Angeles classification criteria.
Results: All patients that underwent gastroscopy in our Endoscopy Unit are evaluated. Endoscopically ERD was detected in 104 (13.5%) of 773 patients. The mean age of the ERD patients evaluated in the study was 43.74±18.79 years. Sixty five (62.3%) patients were female, and 39 (38.7%) were male. In 104 patients with ERD, the sliding hiatal hernia and Barrett’s esophagus was seen in 18 and 10 patients, respectively. H.pylori was positive in 50.9% of 104 ERD patients.
Conclusion: GERD is a common gastrointestinal disorder and should always be considered during gastroscopy.