Increasing Trend of Reflux Esophagitis and Decreasing Trend of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Patients from a Multiethnic Asian Country

@article{Ho2005IncreasingTO,
  title={Increasing Trend of Reflux Esophagitis and Decreasing Trend of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Patients from a Multiethnic Asian Country},
  author={Khek Yu Ho and Y I Chan and J Y Kang},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={1923-1928}
}
OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to determine time trends in the frequency of endoscopic esophagitis, and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in a large Singaporean teaching hospital over a 10-yr period.METHODS:We studied a consecutive series of 16,375 patients who had been newly referred for diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy from 1992 to 2001. All endoscopic findings were prospectively recorded. From 1995, an antral biopsy was taken from 6,185 unselected patients for an in-house biopsy… CONTINUE READING

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