[Effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on proliferation and apoptosis in stomach antrum in smoking patients].

@article{Plewka2010EffectOH,
  title={[Effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on proliferation and apoptosis in stomach antrum in smoking patients].},
  author={Andrzej Plewka and Danuta Plewka and Anna Cicha and Edyta Bogunia and Michał Morek},
  journal={Przeglad lekarski},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={
          855-8
        }
}
Peptic ulcer disease develops if the balance between aggressive and defensive factors is destroyed. Among the identified risk factors are Helicobacter pylori infection (Hp), stress, cigarette smoking and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, the exact ulcerogenic mechanism of these factors remains not fully elucidated; yet habitual smoking is the most controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of cigarette smoking and/or Hp infection on gastric mucosa… CONTINUE READING