Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori in bleeding peptic ulcer patients, evaluation of urea-based tests.

@article{WildnerChristensen2002DiagnosisOH,
  title={Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori in bleeding peptic ulcer patients, evaluation of urea-based tests.},
  author={Mette Wildner-Christensen and Annmarie Touborg Lassen and Jan Lindebjerg and Ove B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={9-13}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) has been reported to be lower in patients with bleeding peptic ulcers than in patients with nonbleeding peptic ulcers. This might be due to inaccuracy of the urease-based diagnostic tests when used in patients with bleeding peptic ulcers. The aims of this study were to compare the validity of the rapid urease test (RUT) and (13)C-urea breath test in patients with bleeding (group 1) and nonbleeding peptic ulcers (group 2) and to examine… CONTINUE READING

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