Chapter 26. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Geoffrey S. Hebbard

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch26

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Hebbard, G. S. (2009) Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Gastroenterology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • upper gastrointestinal disorders;
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease;
  • helicobacter pylori and gastrooesophageal reflux disease;
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus;
  • oesophageal infections;
  • non-cardiac chest pain;
  • peptic ulcer disease;
  • risk factors for NSAID-induced GI complications;
  • non-ulcer dyspepsia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Gastrooesophageal reflux disease

  • Oesophageal motility disorders

  • Non-cardiac chest pain

  • Oesophageal infections

  • Pill-induced oesophagitis

  • Peptic ulcer disease

  • Gastritis

  • Non-ulcer dyspepsia

  • References