Smoking increases the treatment failure for Helicobacter pylori eradication.

@article{Suzuki2006SmokingIT,
  title={Smoking increases the treatment failure for Helicobacter pylori eradication.},
  author={Takeshi Suzuki and Keitaro Matsuo and Hidemi Ito and Akira Sawaki and Kaoru Hirose and Kenji Wakai and Shigeki Sato and Tsuneya Nakamura and Kenji Yamao and Ryuzo Ueda and Kazuo Tajima},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={
          217-24
        }
}
PURPOSE Treatment failure for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication is encountered in approximately 10-20% of patients, and many studies have pointed to a link with smoking. To investigate the effects of smoking on eradication outcome, we performed a meta-analysis. METHODS A PubMed search was performed to retrieve articles published up to August 2005. Pooled odds ratio (OR) and differences rate for H. pylori eradication failure in smokers compared with nonsmokers were used as summary… CONTINUE READING
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