Management of dyspepsia should be individualisedBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7358.281/a (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:281
- Neal Maskrey (firstname.lastname@example.org), medical director,
- Ruth Micklewright, associate editor, MeReC Publications
- National Prescribing Centre, The Infirmary, Liverpool L69 3GF
EDITOR—The papers by Chiba et al and McColl et al show that in the medium term a test and treat approach in dyspepsia can be as effective or better than endoscopically led management. 1 2 However, an individualised approach remains prudent in primary care.
In the long version of the paper by Chiba et al on bmj.com (bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7344/1012), 33% of people with a positive result to the initial near patient test were negative on breath testing. Such results are important in …