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Evidence does not exist that dyspepsia heralds gastric cancer in its earliest stage

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 08 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1288
  1. Thomas S Low-Beer, Consultant physician (
  1. 38 Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB

    EDITOR—The editorial claiming that proton pump inhibitors may mask early gastric cancer recommends that “dyspeptic patients over 45 should undergo endoscopy before these drugs are started.”1 The authors argue that this policy is justified …

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