Use of the PEPTESTTM tool for the diagnosis of GERD in the Emergency Department

Angela Saviano, Carmine Petruzziello, Mattia Brigida, Ilaria Tersigni, Alessio Migneco, Andrea Piccioni, Luisa Saviano, Marcello Covino, Francesco Franceschi, Veronica Ojetti*

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the general population, with a prevalence of 8.8%–25.9% in Europe [1]. Many patients affected by GERD refer to the Emergency Department (ED) reporting an angina-like retrosternal chest pain [2-5]. For an optimal initial management of chest pain [6] in ED, the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine recommend to perform a 12 lead ECG, serial blood troponin levels, chest X-ray and eventually a cardiac stress test to exclude acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [7]. However, only a minority [8] of these patients (15%) does have an ACS [9], while 85% has a non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) [9,10], in which GERD ranks first [9]. A recently developed tool, the PEPTESTTM (RD BIOHIT Health- Care, Milan, Italy), turns out to be useful, safe and cheap for the diagnosis
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2115-2116
Numero di pagine2
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019


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