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Approaches to uninvestigated dyspepsia
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  1. R H Jones
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor R H Jones, Wolfson Professor of General Practice, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' School of Medicine, 5 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6SP, UK;
    gp{at}umds.ac.uk

Abstract

Uninvestigated dyspepsia refers to patients with new or recurrent dyspeptic symptoms in whom no investigations have previously been undertaken. These patients are much more likely to present in primary than in secondary care. It is particularly important to be able to offer effective symptom relief to support the explanation, reassurance, and advice provided to patients, and low dose or standard dose proton pump inhibitor therapy appears to offer the most effective approach to empirical therapy of this kind.

  • assessment
  • diagnosis
  • management
  • primary care
  • uninvestigated dyspepsia
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  • Conflict of interest: This symposium was sponsored by AstraZeneca, makers of omeprazole. The author of this paper has recieved sponsorship for travel and an honorarium from AstraZeneca.

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