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National Survey on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Patients (LINEA)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00695838
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2009
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this observational study is to assess the impact of abdominal fat on severity and frequency of GERD symptoms .

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 5084 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the Impact of Abdominal Fat on GERD Severity and GERD Frequency in General Practice
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Waist circumference [ Time Frame: Once ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of GERD symptoms [ Time Frame: Once ]
  2. GERD impact scale [ Time Frame: Once ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
First three consecutive patients with GERD symptoms seen by GP

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female > or = 18 years old
  • Patient with symptomatic GERD
  • Without PPI or H2 antagonist treatment during the 3 previous months
  • Agree to take part in this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00695838

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Alain Castaigne, Medical Director AstraZeneca

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Responsible Party: Alain Castaigne, Medical Director, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00695838    
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-GFR-DUM-2007/3
First Posted: June 12, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 6, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009
Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
GERD symptoms- Waist circumference
Patients with symptomatic GERD
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases