K. Agha-Amiri

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BACKGROUND The H. pylori vacuolating cytotoxin encoded by vacA and the cytotoxin-associated protein encoded by cagA are considered to be important virulence determinants that have been implicated in the development of peptic ulcers and gastric carcinoma. However, conflicting results regarding the association between these virulence factors and clinical(More)
Competitive polymerase chain reactions (PCR) were used to analyze quantitatively the transcription patterns of the four different gene groups encoding [NiFe] hydrogenases in Methanococcus voltae. In cells growing in the presence of selenium, transcripts of only two of the hydrogenase transcription units could be detected in quantities above background(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM With the Premier Platinum HpSA EIAtrade mark a new enzyme immunoassay was developed for diagnosis of H. pylori infection, using polyclonal antibodies against H. pylori antigens in human stool. Here we evaluated FemtoLab H. pyloritrade mark based on the use of monoclonal antibodies in comparison to established reference methods. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES Assessment of Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool specimens has recently been proposed as a valid method for the noninvasive detection of H. pylori infection, especially as posttreatment control. After the development of an enzyme immunoassay based on polyclonal antibodies (Premier Platinum HpSA) a monoclonally based test has recently been(More)
BACKGROUND A Helicobacter pylori stool antigen (HpSA) test has been proposed as a valid alternative to the 13C-urea breath test (13C-UBT) for the non-invasive detection of H. pylori infection in primary diagnosis. Published reports show conflicting results with regard to the test's diagnostic accuracy after eradication therapy. The aim of the present study(More)
BACKGROUND Re-bleeding of Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer disease is reduced by H. pylori eradication. AIM To validate a non-invasive test, the Premium Platinum HpSA stool test, in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS Stool samples of consecutive patients with relevant bleeding from gastric or duodenal ulcers or erosions(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM So far, the detection of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection by stool analysis appeared to be almost impossible. With the Premier Platinum HpSA EIA a new enzyme immunoassay was developed for diagnosis of Hp infection, using polyclonal antibodies against Hp antigens in human stool. We evaluated this new test in its diagnostic accuracy in(More)
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