Morbidity, mortality, and risk factors for esophagitis in hospital inpatients.
M Newton, WR Burnham, MA Kamm
J Clin Gastroenterol | Published : 2000
Esophagitis is a common endoscopic finding, although its prevalence and contribution to morbidity and mortality in hospital inpatients has not been systematically evaluated. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of esophagitis among hospital inpatients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, to assess factors associated with the presence of esophagitis, and to determine the mortality of patients with esophagitis. All inpatients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in a district general hospital were assessed prospectively for one year. The reason for referral, endoscopy findings, and one-month mortality were determined together with a history of nasogastric intubation,..View full abstract