Reduction in Hospitalizations for Esophageal Reflux in a Decade with Minimal Increases in Other Functional and Motor Disorders. Digestive diseases and sciences Zikos, T. A., Hendler, S. n., Clarke, J. O., Triadafilopoulos, G. n., Nguyen, L. n., Limketkai, B. N. 2019


Functional and motility disorders (FMDs) are common conditions that cause significant morbidity and economic loss. A comprehensive analysis of these disorders and their impact has not been done in an inpatient setting.We seek to evaluate adult hospitalization trends for FMDs in the USA.The National Inpatient Sample between 2005 and 2014 was analyzed. Poisson regression was used to assess hospitalization trends for FMDs referenced to non-FMD hospitalizations. Linear regression was used to assess cost per hospitalization and length of stay (LOS). All models were adjusted for age, sex, primary insurance, and Charlson comorbidity index.Hospitalizations with FMDs as the primary diagnosis fell by an adjusted 2.46%/year over the study period (p?

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