Diagnostic tests for Helicobacter pylori: a prospective evaluation of their accuracy, without selecting a single test as the gold standard.

@article{Thijs1996DiagnosticTF,
  title={Diagnostic tests for Helicobacter pylori: a prospective evaluation of their accuracy, without selecting a single test as the gold standard.},
  author={Jacob C Thijs and Anton A van Zwet and Willem J. Thijs and H B Oey and Arend Karrenbeld and Frans Stellaard and Dirk S Luijt and Brett Cowan Meyer and Jan H. Kleibeuker},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={91 10},
  pages={2125-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of six commonly used diagnostic tests for Helicobacter pylori in a prospective study without using any specific test as the gold standard (the patient was regarded as H. pylori-infected if two or more tests, whatever their nature, were positive). METHODS In 105 outpatients undergoing upper GI endoscopy, 62 without significant abnormalities, 28 with gastroesophageal reflux disease, 19 with peptic ulcer, one with erosive gastritis, and one with atrophic… CONTINUE READING

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