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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 72 patients presenting with dental erosion and treated with esomeprazole 20 mg twice-daily

From: Longitudinal study of gastroesophageal reflux and erosive tooth wear

Gender: male/female (n) 52 / 20
Age: years# 33.8 (29.1–38.5)
Patients with GERD symptoms >2 per week (n) 15
Reflux Disease Questionnaire score+ 3 (1–5)
Patients previously using PPI regularly (n) 0
Patients with endoscopic hiatal hernia (n) 12
BEWE score+ 14 (11–17)
Median follow-up time+ 1 (1–1)
  1. BEWE Basic erosive wear examination [7]. (9–13 medium, >13 extensive erosive disease), GERD gastrooesophageal reflux disease, PPI proton pump inhibitor. #means (95% confidence intervals) + median (interquartile range)