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Dyspepsia is distinguishable from heartburn
  1. M Camilleri
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor M Camilleri
    Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research (CENTER) Group, Mayo Clinic, Charlton 8-110, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA; camilleri.michael{at}mayo.edu

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This systematic, original, and large study from the Leuven group (Gut 2005;54:1370–6) proves what experienced physicians have appreciated for many years: that heartburn is a specific symptom that is easily identifiable by careful history or validated questionnaire; that heartburn is predictive of abnormal oesophageal acid exposure in approximately 75% of people with …

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