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Revista Paraense de Medicina

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PINTO- RIBEIRO, Gilmário  and  MACEDO, Zilvana Pinheiro. The importance of the endoscopic avaliation in patients who will be submited to the use of the anti-inflamatory agents for long time. Rev. Para. Med. [online]. 2007, vol.21, n.1, pp.32-35. ISSN 0101-5907.

OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the importance of the high digestive tract investigation, through the endoscopy, in the patients who will be submit to clinic oral treatment with anti-inflammatory agents by time higher than ten days. METHOD: They had been collected in this revision, from patients to orthopedics archives under of POLICLÍNICA, from January to August 2005 in a total 276 cases reported. RESULTS : the profile showed, presents patients without previous history of digestive tract injury, with 178 cases (64,5%), without recent symptoms pre oral treatment, with 244 cases (88,4%), but with alterations to endoscopy exam in 127 cases (46%), with most much more lesions in stomach, with 74 cases (58,3%) CONCLUSION: it was evidenced that the almost half of patients (46%), present injury in high digestive tract, with prevalence of the stomach exactly in patients without symptoms what in it makes them to conclude for the clinical importance of this examination.

Keywords : endoscopy; gastritis.

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