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Eradication of Helicobacter pylori Reduces Metachronous Gastric Cancer after Endoscopic Resection of Early Gastric Cancer.
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PMID:  23165228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background/Aims: Although some studies have shown improvement of precancerous lesions and a decrease of metachronous gastric cancer after eradication of H. pylori, this is still controversial. Methodology: We identified 74 patients with early gastric cancer and who had their H. pylori eradicated after undergoing endoscopic resection between September, 2003 and September, 2010. The endoscopic biopsy specimens, campylobacter-like organism test and urea breath test were reviewed. Relapse of gastric cancer was assessed from medical records. Results: Among the 74 patients, 61 (82.4%) were successfully eradicated. The mean duration of follow-up was 27.2±18.7 months. H. pylori colonization, neutrophil infiltration, mononuclear cell infiltration and intestinal metaplasia decreased after eradication (all p<0.05). For all the patients, metachronous gastric cancer showed a decrease in the eradicated group, but this did not reach statistical significance (odds ratio: 0.36, 95% CI: 0.08-1.70, p=0.189). However, when restricted to those who were followed-up for more than 18 months, metachronous gastric cancer was significantly decreased in the eradicated group (odds ratio: 0.108, 95% CI: 0.016-0.726, p=0.035). Conclusions: Eradication of H. pylori decreased precancerous lesions, and when following-up for more than 18 months, eradication also reduced metachronous gastric cancer.
Ji Yeon Seo; Dong Ho Lee; Yuri Cho; Dong Hyeon Lee; Hong Sang Oh; Hyun Jin Jo2; Cheol Min Shin; Sang Hyub Lee; Young Soo Park; Jin Hyeok Hwang; Jin Wook Kim; Sook Hyang Jeong; Nayoung Kim; Hyun Chae Jung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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