Validity of an epidemiologic instrument for H. pylori screening among dyspeptic patients.

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OBJECTIVE To validate an epidemiological score for identifying dyspeptic patients at high risk of being H. pylori positive. METHODS Cross-sectional study including 434 users of primary health care units in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, aged 18-45 years, and with symptoms of non-investigated dyspepsia, between 2006 and 2007. Dyspepsia was diagnosed… (More)

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@article{Santos2009ValidityOA, title={Validity of an epidemiologic instrument for H. pylori screening among dyspeptic patients.}, author={In{\'a} da Silva dos Santos and Ra{\'u}l Andr{\'e}s Mendoza Sassi and Gicele Costa Minten and Giovana Costa Tuerlinckx and Neiva C. J. Valle and Sandro Schreiber de Oliveira and Jos{\'e} R. Boccio and Domingo Andr{\'e}s Barrado and Samanta Gaertner Mariani and Joaquim Freitas Carriconde}, journal={Revista de saude publica}, year={2009}, volume={43 4}, pages={639-46} }