Does Helicobacter pylori infection eradication modify peptic ulcer prevalence? A 10 year's endoscopical survey

Giorgio Nervi, Stefania Liatopoulou, Lucas Giovanni Cavallaro, Alessandro Gnocchi, Nadia Dal Bò, Massimo Rugge, Veronica Iori, Giulla Martina Cavestro, Marta Maino, Giancarlo Colla, Angelo Franzè, Francesco Di Mario

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Abstract

Aim: To compare peptic ulcer prevalence in patients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in two Italian hospitals in pre-Helicobacter era and ten years after the progressive diffusion of eradication therapy. Methods: We checked all the endoscopic examinations consecutively performed in the Gastroenterology Unit of Padova during 1986-87 and 1995-96, and in the Gastroenterology Unit of Parma during 1992 and 2002. Chi Square test was used for statistic analysis. Results: Data from bot h the endoscopic centers showed a statistically significant decrease in the prevalence of ulcers: from 12.7% to 6.3% (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2398-2401
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume12
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2006

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Keywords

  • H pylori
  • Ulcer prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Nervi, G., Liatopoulou, S., Cavallaro, L. G., Gnocchi, A., Dal Bò, N., Rugge, M., Iori, V., Cavestro, G. M., Maino, M., Colla, G., Franzè, A., & Di Mario, F. (2006). Does Helicobacter pylori infection eradication modify peptic ulcer prevalence? A 10 year's endoscopical survey. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 12(15), 2398-2401.