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Table 4 The differences in clinical characteristics between the RKT responsive group and RKT nonresponsive group

From: Clinical characteristics of elderly patients with proton pump inhibitor-refractory non-erosive reflux disease from the G-PRIDE study who responded to rikkunshito

  Responders (n = 25) Non-responders (n = 17) P value
Mean age, years (range) 71.12(65-85) 73.12(65-85) 0.441a
Gender, n, (M/F) 10/15 4/13 0.331b
BMI (mean ± SD) 23.5 ± 4.1 22.3 ± 2.3 0.497a
Current alcohol use (Y/N) 4/21 1/16 0.632b
Current smoking (Y/N) 5/20 0/17 0.070b
Helicobacter pylori infection (Y/N) 6/8 4/6 1.000b
Gastric mucosal atrophy, 18/7 11/6 0.738b
Redness of gastric mucosa (Y/N) 5/20 2/15 0.681b
GEFV(grade I&II/III&IV) 17/8 10/7 0.744b
Esophageal hiatal hernia (grade O&C/B&A) 13/12 9/8 1.000b
Concomitant systemic diseases(Y/N)) 13/12 15/2 0.020b
Total FSSG score (mean ± SD) 15.9 ± 7.4 14.6 ± 6.5 0.616a
Total GSRS score (mean ± SD) 2.5 ± 1.0 2.3 ± 0.8 0.722a
  1. BMI, body mass index; GEFV, gastroesophageal flap valve; FSSG, Frequency Scale for the Symptoms of GERD; GSRS, Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale.
  2. a, Wilcoxon’s rank sum test; b, Fisher’s exact test.