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Editorial:Functional (Non-Ulcer) Dyspepsia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: One Not Two Diseases?

Talley, Nicholas J MD, PhD1

American Journal of Gastroenterology: May 2013 - Volume 108 - Issue 5 - p 775–777
doi: 10.1038/ajg.2013.102

Functional dyspepsia is a very common, distressful, and costly condition. New data indicate that heartburn and regurgitation occur frequently in functional dyspepsia, even after objective gastroesophageal reflux disease has been exhaustively excluded by appropriate testing. Arbitrarily excluding heartburn in functional dyspepsia studies appears misguided.

1 University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

Correspondence: Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia. E-mail:

Received 6 March 2013; accepted 7 March 2013

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