Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, Poland

Introduction: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection in patients with dyspepsia has important clinical and epidemiological implications. However, the current prevalence of Hp infection among patients within Poland is unknown; the last data were collected a decade ago and the majori...

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Main Authors: Tadeusz Tacikowski, Sa’eed Bawa, Danuta Gajewska, Joanna Myszkowska-Ryciak, Jacek Bujko, Grażyna Rydzewska
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Language:English
Published: Termedia Publishing House 2017-05-01
Series:Gastroenterology Review
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spelling doaj-b8b073798a964a61acdd4d2f0fbae3952020-11-25T01:09:37ZengTermedia Publishing HouseGastroenterology Review1895-57701897-43172017-05-0112213513910.5114/pg.2017.6804230037Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, PolandTadeusz TacikowskiSa’eed BawaDanuta GajewskaJoanna Myszkowska-RyciakJacek BujkoGrażyna RydzewskaIntroduction: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection in patients with dyspepsia has important clinical and epidemiological implications. However, the current prevalence of Hp infection among patients within Poland is unknown; the last data were collected a decade ago and the majority of previous studies showed the prevalence to be between 60% and 100%. Aim: To establish the current prevalence of Hp infection among patients with dyspepsia in Warsaw, Poland. Material and methods : The study group comprised 148 patients (126 women and 22 men) with dyspepsia, treated in two outpatient clinics in Warsaw. The mean age in the group that tested positive for Hp was 45.8 years (SD = 14.86; median = 51; min = 19; max = 64). They were tested for Hp infection with a urea breath test that uses 13C-enriched urea and isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Results : Hp infection was found in 53 patients (44 women and 9 men), i.e. in 35.8% of the whole study group. We did not find any significant relationship between Hp infection and the patients’ age, gender, or their body mass index. Conclusions : The current prevalence of Hp infection among patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw is 35.8%. However, our data suggest almost a two-fold fall in the prevalence of Hp infection compared to the previous Polish studies.https://www.termedia.pl/Current-prevalence-of-Helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-patients-with-dyspepsia-treated-in-Warsaw-Poland,41,30037,1,1.html<i>Helicobacter pylori</i> <i>Helicobacter pylori</i> prevalence
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author Tadeusz Tacikowski
Sa’eed Bawa
Danuta Gajewska
Joanna Myszkowska-Ryciak
Jacek Bujko
Grażyna Rydzewska
spellingShingle Tadeusz Tacikowski
Sa’eed Bawa
Danuta Gajewska
Joanna Myszkowska-Ryciak
Jacek Bujko
Grażyna Rydzewska
Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, Poland
Gastroenterology Review
<i>Helicobacter pylori</i>
<i>Helicobacter pylori</i> prevalence
author_facet Tadeusz Tacikowski
Sa’eed Bawa
Danuta Gajewska
Joanna Myszkowska-Ryciak
Jacek Bujko
Grażyna Rydzewska
author_sort Tadeusz Tacikowski
title Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, Poland
title_short Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, Poland
title_full Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, Poland
title_fullStr Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, Poland
title_full_unstemmed Current prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw, Poland
title_sort current prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia treated in warsaw, poland
publisher Termedia Publishing House
series Gastroenterology Review
issn 1895-5770
1897-4317
publishDate 2017-05-01
description Introduction: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection in patients with dyspepsia has important clinical and epidemiological implications. However, the current prevalence of Hp infection among patients within Poland is unknown; the last data were collected a decade ago and the majority of previous studies showed the prevalence to be between 60% and 100%. Aim: To establish the current prevalence of Hp infection among patients with dyspepsia in Warsaw, Poland. Material and methods : The study group comprised 148 patients (126 women and 22 men) with dyspepsia, treated in two outpatient clinics in Warsaw. The mean age in the group that tested positive for Hp was 45.8 years (SD = 14.86; median = 51; min = 19; max = 64). They were tested for Hp infection with a urea breath test that uses 13C-enriched urea and isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Results : Hp infection was found in 53 patients (44 women and 9 men), i.e. in 35.8% of the whole study group. We did not find any significant relationship between Hp infection and the patients’ age, gender, or their body mass index. Conclusions : The current prevalence of Hp infection among patients with dyspepsia treated in Warsaw is 35.8%. However, our data suggest almost a two-fold fall in the prevalence of Hp infection compared to the previous Polish studies.
topic <i>Helicobacter pylori</i>
<i>Helicobacter pylori</i> prevalence
url https://www.termedia.pl/Current-prevalence-of-Helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-patients-with-dyspepsia-treated-in-Warsaw-Poland,41,30037,1,1.html
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