Risk factors and incidence of gastric cancer after detection of Helicobacter pylori infection: A large cohort study

Gastroenterology Jan 16, 2020

Kumar S, et al. - Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study, gathering data from the Veterans Health Administration on 371,813 people who received a diagnosis of H pylori infection from January 1, 1994, through December 31, 2018, in order to determine the incidence of and risk factors for nonproximal gastric adenocarcinomas after detection of H pylori. In addition, they recognized how treatment and eradication affect cancer risk. Overall, they found notably higher risks of gastric cancer in racial and ethnic minorities and smokers, in a study of 371,813 veterans with a diagnosis of H pylori infection. If annihilation was successful, risk will be decreased in the treatment of H pylori infection. Moreover, studies were required on the effects of screening high-risk persons and to recognize quality measures for diagnosis, resistance patterns, and treatment efficacy.
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