Accuracy of pepsinogens for early diagnosis of atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer in Iranian population

@inproceedings{Zoalfaghari2014AccuracyOP,
  title={Accuracy of pepsinogens for early diagnosis of atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer in Iranian population},
  author={Abbas Zoalfaghari and Najmeh Aletaha and Nader Roushan and Reza Taslimi and Hossein Foroutan and Bita Faridnia},
  booktitle={Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Currently, non-invasive methods for screening atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer are lacking. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of serological parameters including serum pepsinogen I (PGI), pepsinogen II (PGII) and pepsinogen I: II ratio for the screening atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer. METHODS The study population consisted of 132 dyspeptic patients who had undergone upper endoscopy with biopsy. Blood samples for ELISA assays of serum PGI, PGII and IgG… CONTINUE READING