Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms referring to Imam Khomeini Hospital of Sari in 2013

Ahanjan, Mohammad and Haghshenas, Mohammad Reza and Alhoyi, Saman and Gonoodi, Sanaz and MoradiGolrokhi, Mojtab (2015) Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms referring to Imam Khomeini Hospital of Sari in 2013. Tabari Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 28-34.

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Abstract

Background & Objectives: Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative, limped, microaerophilic bacterium with polar flagella and is the main cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and distal gastric cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of helicobacter pylori in patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms referring to Imam Khomeini Hospital of Sari in 2013. Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 120 patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms undergoing endoscopy. For the rapid diagnosis of helicobacter pylori, biopsy was used to perform urease test immediately after endoscopy. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics (mean and frequency) in SPSS V.16. Results: In this study, 65 patients (54.15) were infected with helicobacter pylori, and the prevalence of infection increased with age. In addition, the prevalence rate was higher among women (57.5) compared to men (42.5). However, this difference was not statistically significant (P<0.19). Conclusion: According to the results of this study, the prevalence of bacterial infections in Sari is within the moderate range. Therefore, raising public awareness and using efficient health care measures could lead to the proper management and prevention of these infections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, Prevalence, Urease test, Sari
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 09:13
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/148

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