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Type: Journal article
Title: The influence on outcome of indications for antireflux surgery
Author: Zingg, U.
Smith, L.
Carney, N.
Watson, D.
Jamieson, G.
Citation: World Journal of Surgery, 2010; 34(12):2813-2820
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0364-2313
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Urs Zingg, Lorelle Smith, Nicky Carney, David I. Watson and Glyn G. Jamieson
Abstract: Background: Patients with gastroesophageal reflux referred for fundoplication present with different symptom patterns. Previous studies have not analyzed the clinical outcome after fundoplication in patients stratified according to symptom patterns. Methods: Five hundred eighteen patients undergoing laparoscopic fundoplication were stratified according to reflux symptom patterns: group 1, regurgitation; group 2, poorly controlled reflux; group 3, regurgitation and poor reflux control (combination of 1 and 2); and group 4, symptoms well controlled but patient does not want to continue taking medication. Clinical outcomes (heartburn control, dysphagia, satisfaction) were assessed prospectively using a standardized questionnaire at early (6 months to 2 years) and late (3–5 years) follow-up intervals. Results: Preoperative demographic data for the four groups were similar, except for age and the frequency of esophagitis (patients in group 4 were younger and more likely to have esophagitis). Perioperative morbidity was similar for the four groups. Eighty-seven percent of the overall study group was satisfied at early follow-up and 88% at late follow-up. Early clinical outcomes were similar for all subgroups, except dysphagia scores were higher in early follow-up in groups 1 and 3 (P = 0.001). At late clinical follow-up, there were no significant differences in clinical outcome between any groups. Conclusions: At early follow-up (6 months to 2 years), patients who had reported regurgitation as the primary indication for surgery had a less favorable clinical outcome for the side effect dysphagia. However, at later follow-up, the type of preoperative reflux symptoms did not influence the clinical outcome.
Keywords: Humans
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Treatment Outcome
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Young Adult
Rights: Copyright Societe Internationale de Chirurgie 2010
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-010-0754-3
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