Several factors, including lower hypervigilance, are associated with better outcomes of cognitive behavioral therapy in patients with supragastric belching, according to study results.
Daniel Sifrim, MD, PhD, of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote previous studies have shown that CBT reduces symptoms and improves quality of life in about 50% of patients with supragastric belching (SGB). However, identifying factors associated with CBT success is important because of limited access to the therapy.

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