Rapid diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in dyspeptic patients using salivary secretion: a non-invasive approach.

@article{Tiwari2005RapidDO,
  title={Rapid diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in dyspeptic patients using salivary secretion: a non-invasive approach.},
  author={Santosh Kumar Tiwari and A A Khan and Khaja S Ahmed and Irshad Ahmed and Farhana Kauser and M. Adnan Hussain and Syeda Maria Ali and Ayesha Alvi and Aejaz Mohammed Habeeb and Zakia Ben Abid and Nasim Ahmed and Chittoor Mohammed Habibullah},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={224-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Current guidelines that recommend Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment without endoscopy in selected patients underscore the importance of non-invasive testing. The accuracy of saliva as a non-invasive specimen was compared with that of invasive tests in pretreatment diagnosis of H. pylori infection. METHODS One hundred patients undergoing gastroscopy were grouped into 80 symptomatic and 20 asymptomatic subjects and were investigated for the presence of H. pylori in saliva… CONTINUE READING
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