Has H. pylori Prevalence in Bleeding Peptic Ulcer Been Underestimated? A Meta-Regression

@article{SnchezDelgado2011HasHP,
  title={Has H. pylori Prevalence in Bleeding Peptic Ulcer Been Underestimated? A Meta-Regression},
  author={Jordi S{\'a}nchez-Delgado and E. Robinson Gene and David Enrique Reyes Su{\'a}rez and Pilar Garc{\'i}a-Iglesias and Enric Brullet and Marta Gallach and Faust Feu and Javier P Gisbert and Xavier Calvet},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  pages={-}
}
OBJECTIVES:It has been suggested that prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) is lower than that in non-complicated ulcers. As Hp infection is elusive in PUB, we hypothesized that this low prevalence could be related to an insufficiently intensive search for the bacteria. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the prevalence of Hp in PUB depends on the diagnostic methods used in a given study.METHODS:A systematic review was performed of studies assessing the… CONTINUE READING
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