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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 7, 2005; 11(45): 7148-7151
Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7148
Gastro esophageal reflux disease is associated with absence from work: Results from a prospective cohort study
Andreas Leodolter, Marc Nocon, Michael Kulig, Stefan N Willich, Peter Malfertheiner, Joachim Labenz
Andreas Leodolter, Peter Malfertheiner, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
Marc Nocon, Michael Kulig, Stefan N Willich, Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité Hospital, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Joachim Labenz, Ev. Jung-Stilling-Krankenhaus, Siegen, Germany
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to the work.
Supported by a grant from AstraZeneca, Germany
Correspondence to: Professor Andreas Leodolter, Klinik für Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie, Otto-von-Guericke Universität, Leipziger Str. 44, D-39120 Magdeburg, Germany. andreas@leodolter.de
Telephone: +49-391-6713100 Fax: +49-391-6713105
Received: April 20, 2005
Revised: June 13, 2005
Accepted: June 18, 2005
Published online: December 7, 2005
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