The vast majority of African studies of dyspepsia
have been done in endoscopy or tertiary clinic referral populations.
The study randomly assigned 95 consecutive adults with functional dyspepsia
who had a normal gastroscopy within the last 2 years, had active symptoms in the month prior to enrollment, and were Helicobacter pylori negative, to rifaximin 400 mg or placebo three times a day for 2 weeks.
Based on the assumption that functional dyspepsia
in adulthood may have originated from stress disorders in childhood and become aggravated through exposure to stress later in life, the present study was designed to expose animals to stress early in life (neonatal maternal separation) followed by exposure to acute stress in adulthood (restraint stress), in the hope of developing an experimental model of FD with closer resemblance to the complex clinical situation.
in the community is linked to smoking and aspirin use but not to Helicobacter pylori infection.
The outcomes were the (i) patients' response, (ii) symptoms improvement measured using the Symptom Index of Dyspepsia
and (iii) quality-of-life improvement based on Nepean Dyspepsia
They hypothesized that psychological distress (anxiety and depression) would be a risk factor for one or both subtypes of functional dyspepsia
Systematic review and economic evaluation of Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment for non-ulcer dyspepsia
Researchers in Japan, where rates of stomach cancer are high, studied 1,526 patients who had stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastic hyperplasia, or dyspepsia
(but no ulcers).
Test and treat" for Helicobacter pylori infection was an effective strategy for managing uninvestigated dyspepsia
in a trial with nearly 300 patients.
There are hundreds of different everyday remedies for dyspepsia
- the name doctors have for it - and many of us don't go a week without taking one of them.
They are as a rule stunted in growth, ill-shaped, and frequently ill-formed in the chest; they become prematurely old, and are certainly short-lived, they are phlegmatic and bloodless, and exhibit their debility of constitution by obstinate attacks of dyspepsia
, and disorder of the liver and kidneys, and by rheumatism.
The intellectual, Said writes, should "be happy with the idea of unhappiness, so that dissatisfaction bordering on dyspepsia
, a kind of curmudgeonly disagreeableness, can become not only a style of thought, but also a new, if temporary, habitation.