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Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients with symptoms of dyspepsia.
Hepatogastroenterology 1999 Nov-Dec; 46(30):3166-71H

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS

Chronic gastric Helicobacter pylori infection is common in patients with dyspeptic symptoms. The effect of H. pylori infection on gastric emptying, in cirrhotic patients with dyspeptic symptoms, has never been studied. Therefore, we investigated the incidence of H. pylori infection and its relationship with gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients with dyspepsia.

METHODOLOGY

A solid-phase gastric emptying study and 14C urea breath test were performed in 80 cirrhotic patients with dyspepsia. The severity of cirrhosis was assessed according to Child-Pugh's classification.

RESULTS

The overall incidence of delayed gastric emptying was 75%. Delayed gastric emptying incidences according to severity of cirrhosis were 71.4% for Child-A, 73.1% for Child-B, and 80.8% for Child-C. The differences were not significant. The incidence of H. pylori infection was 52.5% overall. H. pylori infection rates were 46.4% for Child-A, 42.3% for Child-B, and 69.2% for Child-C. Although there was a tendency for the infection rate to increase with the severity of liver cirrhosis, the difference was not significant. In addition, there were no significant differences in the incidences of H. pylori infection among patients with normal and delayed gastric emptying.

CONCLUSIONS

Delayed gastric emptying is common in cirrhotic patients with dyspepsia. However, the status of H. pylori infection does not seem to play a role in delayed gastric emptying in these patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10626179

Citation

Chang, C S., et al. "Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Gastric Emptying in Cirrhotic Patients With Symptoms of Dyspepsia." Hepato-gastroenterology, vol. 46, no. 30, 1999, pp. 3166-71.
Chang CS, Kao CH, Yeh HZ, et al. Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients with symptoms of dyspepsia. Hepatogastroenterology. 1999;46(30):3166-71.
Chang, C. S., Kao, C. H., Yeh, H. Z., Lien, H. C., Chen, G. H., & Wang, S. J. (1999). Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients with symptoms of dyspepsia. Hepato-gastroenterology, 46(30), pp. 3166-71.
Chang CS, et al. Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Gastric Emptying in Cirrhotic Patients With Symptoms of Dyspepsia. Hepatogastroenterology. 1999;46(30):3166-71. PubMed PMID: 10626179.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients with symptoms of dyspepsia. AU - Chang,C S, AU - Kao,C H, AU - Yeh,H Z, AU - Lien,H C, AU - Chen,G H, AU - Wang,S J, PY - 2000/1/8/pubmed PY - 2000/1/8/medline PY - 2000/1/8/entrez SP - 3166 EP - 71 JF - Hepato-gastroenterology JO - Hepatogastroenterology VL - 46 IS - 30 N2 - BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic gastric Helicobacter pylori infection is common in patients with dyspeptic symptoms. The effect of H. pylori infection on gastric emptying, in cirrhotic patients with dyspeptic symptoms, has never been studied. Therefore, we investigated the incidence of H. pylori infection and its relationship with gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients with dyspepsia. METHODOLOGY: A solid-phase gastric emptying study and 14C urea breath test were performed in 80 cirrhotic patients with dyspepsia. The severity of cirrhosis was assessed according to Child-Pugh's classification. RESULTS: The overall incidence of delayed gastric emptying was 75%. Delayed gastric emptying incidences according to severity of cirrhosis were 71.4% for Child-A, 73.1% for Child-B, and 80.8% for Child-C. The differences were not significant. The incidence of H. pylori infection was 52.5% overall. H. pylori infection rates were 46.4% for Child-A, 42.3% for Child-B, and 69.2% for Child-C. Although there was a tendency for the infection rate to increase with the severity of liver cirrhosis, the difference was not significant. In addition, there were no significant differences in the incidences of H. pylori infection among patients with normal and delayed gastric emptying. CONCLUSIONS: Delayed gastric emptying is common in cirrhotic patients with dyspepsia. However, the status of H. pylori infection does not seem to play a role in delayed gastric emptying in these patients. SN - 0172-6390 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10626179/Helicobacter_pylori_infection_and_gastric_emptying_in_cirrhotic_patients_with_symptoms_of_dyspepsia_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2394 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -