Helicobacter pylori as a prognostic indicator after curative resection of gastric carcinoma: a prospective study.

@article{Meimarakis2006HelicobacterPA,
  title={Helicobacter pylori as a prognostic indicator after curative resection of gastric carcinoma: a prospective study.},
  author={Georgios Meimarakis and Hauke Winter and Ilka Assmann and Reinhard Kopp and Norbert Lehn and Manfred Kist and Manfred Stolte and Kalter-Walter Jauch and Rudolf A. Hatz},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={211-22}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of Helicobacter-pylori status on survival after curative resection for gastric adenocarcinoma is unknown. We aimed to follow-up patients who were positive or negative for infection with H pylori who had curative (ie, R0) resection for gastric adenocarcinoma to assess differences in relapse-free survival and overall survival. METHODS Before surgery, we assessed the H pylori status of 166 patients who had R0 resection for gastric adenocarcinoma between 1992 and 2002 with… CONTINUE READING
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