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BACKGROUND Distinct virulence factors of Helicobacter pylori have been associated with clinical outcome of the infection; however, considerable variations have been reported from different geographic regions and data on genotypes of Turkish H. pylori isolates are sparse. AIM To determine the prevalence of specific genotypes of H. pylori in Turkish(More)
BACKGROUND The standard treatment of iatrogenic perforation has been an urgent operation. Recently, endoscopic clip application was recommended particularly for iatrogenic perforations. This study was designed to investigate the usage of surgical clips for gastric perforations. METHOD Forty male rats were allocated to four groups. Following a midline(More)
The aim of the current study was to assess the reliability of two enzyme immunoassays in detecting the Helicobacter pylori status of stool specimens of Turkish dyspeptic patients in the post-treatment period. Forty-eight patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia who were positive for H. pylori underwent a 1 week regimen of triple therapy. Stool samples of patients(More)
AIM To assess the reliability of two different enzyme immunoassays in detecting the Helicobacter pylori status in stool specimens of Turkish patients with dyspepsia. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty-one patients [74 with nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD), 64 with duodenal ulcer (DU) and 13 with gastric cancer] who were admitted to the endoscopy unit of(More)
Quantitative estimate of the actual prevalence of the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is difficult to obtain because most of the patients with heartburn have intermittent symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of typical and atypical symptoms suggesting GERD to investigate the association of habits and social conditions reported(More)
Helicobacter pylori is the most common bacterial pathogen world-wide and has been identified in all countries. As long-term infection with H. pylori could potentially lead to duodenal or gastric ulcer disease, asymptomatic chronic gastritis, chronic dyspepsia, or gastric malignancy, including both adenocarcinoma and B-cell lymphoma, a large number of(More)
The relationship between Helicobacter pylori (HP) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is very complex and still not well understood. However, many issues, even those as basic as whether HP induces or protects against GERD, are still controversial. The gastritis location could play also a role in the induction of GERD. Some investigators suggested(More)
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