Prevalence of gastric precancerous lesions in Ardabil, a high incidence province for gastric adenocarcinoma in the northwest of Iran.

@article{Malekzadeh2004PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of gastric precancerous lesions in Ardabil, a high incidence province for gastric adenocarcinoma in the northwest of Iran.},
  author={Reza Malekzadeh and Masood Sotoudeh and Mohammad H. Derakhshan and Javad Mikaeli and Abbas Yazdanbod and Sh Merat and Ali Yoonessi and Mohammad Tavangar and B Ardakani Abedi and Rasoul Sotoudehmanesh and Akram Pourshams and Ali Ali Asgari and S Doulatshahi and Behrooz Z. Alizadeh and Shahnam Arshi and A Madjidpoor and S Mir Moomen and David E. Fleischer},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={37-42}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Ardabil Province, in northwestern Iran, has the highest rate of gastric (predominantly cardia) adenocarcinoma in Iran. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of endoscopic screening and to look for associated Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric precancerous lesions. METHODS One thousand one hundred and five adult volunteers, residents of Ardabil and Meshkinshahr, districts, 40 years old and above were selected and invited by a simple random household canvass in… CONTINUE READING
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