OUTCOMES OF UPPER ENDOSCOPY FOR GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE IN PATIENTS ABOVE 30 YEARS PATIENTS
Background: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder in our population and Gastroendoscopy
is one of the useful tools to find its cause.
Materials and Methods: Itwas a descriptive cross sectional Study and done at District Headquarter Teaching Hospital
Dera Ismail Khan from January 2017 to February 2018, recruiting 84 patients with gastroesophageal reflex disease.
The inclusion criteria was male and female patients above 30 years of age having GERD lasting for more than 8 weeks
despite of taking proton pump inhibitors in therapeutic doses were included in the study. After admission in ward and
clinical work up, Upper GI endoscopy was done in all patients, biopsy was taken in all patients from esophagus and
stomach and were subjected to histopathological studies.All the data was entered