Fattori di rischio ambientali nella patogenesi dell'ulcera peptica. Il ruolo del fumo di sigaretta.

Translated title of the contribution: Environmental risk factors in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcer. The role of cigarette smoke

R. Sablich, G. Benedetti, D. Serraino

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Abstract

Smoking habit has been evaluated in 108 patients with gastric or duodenal ulcer diagnosed by endoscopy and in a control group of 147 endoscopically normal subjects. We found a positive association for both the gastric and duodenal ulcer (relative risk of 3.5). Furthermore, an increasing risk was associated both with the duration of smoking and with the amount of cigarettes smoked daily. Conversely, no significant association was demonstrated between peptic ulcer and the more os less precocious age at starting smoking or with the nicotine and tar content of the cigarettes usually smoked. Among ex-smokers, an increasing risk (relative risk of 2.0) was observed for gastric ulcer only.

Translated title of the contributionEnvironmental risk factors in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcer. The role of cigarette smoke
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Dietologica e Gastroenterologica
Volume36
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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