Prospective screening of dyspeptic patients by Helicobacter pylori serology: a safe policy? The Italian Helicobacter pylori Study Group.

@article{Vaira1997ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective screening of dyspeptic patients by Helicobacter pylori serology: a safe policy? The Italian Helicobacter pylori Study Group.},
  author={Dino Vaira and Vincenzo Stanghellini and Marcello Menegatti and Domenico Palli and Roberto Corinaldesi and Mario Miglioli},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={595-601}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic screening of all dyspeptic patients is not cost-effective, nor is it feasible in many health-care delivery systems. To select the most appropriate candidates, various preendoscopic screening strategies have been proposed, some of which include Helicobacter pylori serology and patient age. We assessed the value of these two criteria in preendoscopic screening of a large series of dyspeptic patients, and compared the results obtained in a referral hospital… CONTINUE READING
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