The relationship of Helicobacter pylori infection and colon neoplasia, on the basis of meta-analysis.

@article{Rokkas2013TheRO,
  title={The relationship of Helicobacter pylori infection and colon neoplasia, on the basis of meta-analysis.},
  author={Theodoros Rokkas and Panos Sechopoulos and Dimitrios Pistiolas and Fotis Kothonas and Georgios Margantinis and Georgios N. Koukoulis},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={1286-94}
}
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori is an important causative factor in gastric carcinogenesis. However, its role in extragastric gastrointestinal malignancies, such as colon neoplasia, is controversial. AIM The aim of this study was to explore the relationship of H. pylori infection with colon neoplasia by meta-analysis of all relevant studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pooled estimates were obtained using fixed or random-effects models as appropriate. Heterogeneity between studies was evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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