Role of Helicobacter pylori Infection on Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Elderly (A Case-Control Study)

@article{Pilotto1997RoleOH,
  title={Role of Helicobacter pylori Infection on Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Elderly (A Case-Control Study)},
  author={Alberto Pilotto and Gioacchino Leandro and Francesco di Mario and Marilisa Franceschi and Loredana Bozzola and Gianni Valerio},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={42},
  pages={586-591}
}
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) useis known to be associated with a high incidence of uppergastrointestinal tract bleeding in the elderly. Theincreased prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection, which also occurs with age, suggeststhat an interaction between NSAID use and HP infectionmay explain the higher incidence of ulcer complicationsin the elderly. The aim of the present study was to determine if a relationship existsbetween HP infection and NSAID use in elderly… CONTINUE READING
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