Berna Elkabes

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Helicobacter pylori infection is a common etiopathogenetic factor in children with gastrointestinal symptoms in the developing world. Although serology offers an easy noninvasive method of diagnosis, its sensitivity and specificity are reported to be low among children. In this prospective study, we investigated the frequency and endoscopical and(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon-alpha was the first accepted treatment of chronic hepatitis C. In recent years, adding ribavirin has produced better response rates in adult patients than monotherapy with interferon-alpha. Whether adding ribavirin also improves treatment results in pediatric patients remains unclear. METHODS Twelve patients were given 3 million U/m(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal variceal bleeding is a life-threatening complication of portal hypertension. Optimal treatment for the prophylaxis of variceal rebleeding in children has not yet been determined. In the present study, we aimed to compare the long-term efficacy of endoscopic sclerotherapy with or without oral beta-blocker therapy in the secondary(More)
Cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) product is a bacterial virulence factor contributing to the pathogenicity of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection in humans. Host factors, which vary in different countries, interact with bacterial factors to determine the disease state. Our objective was to investigate the frequency of CagA-positive HP strains and evaluate(More)
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