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2007-01-14 03:00:08

By Mino-Kenudson, Mari; Tomita, Shigeki; Lauwers, Gregory Y * Context.-Reactive gastropathy is the second most common diagnosis made on gastric biopsies. Increased epithelial proliferation and modifications of epithelial cytokeratin profile, distinct from those of Helicobacter pylori gastritis, have been previously reported. However, the evaluation of mucins, important components of the protective mucosal mucous layer, has not been reported. Objective.-To investigate alterations of...

2006-12-19 18:01:02

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meretek Diagnostics announced today that effective January 1, 2007, its BreathTek(TM) UBT (urea breath test) kit for the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) will be entitled to a more favorable Medicare reimbursement rate in Georgia. The 2007 Medicare Part B clinical laboratory fee schedule for Georgia raises reimbursement for the analysis of the UBT C13 Test (CPT code 83013). "This effectively opens up the Georgia UBT market for...

2006-07-19 18:28:54

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria associated with peptic ulcers and gastric cancer, also appears to increase the risk of diseases of the circulation, also referred to as "vascular disease," according to an analysis by Italian researchers. Lead investigator Dr. Vincenzo Pasceri told Reuters Health that "clinical studies on the association between H. pylori and vascular diseases have produced conflicting results. While some...

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2006-07-19 00:05:00

NEW YORK -- Diet changes or nutritional supplements, such as vitamins, antioxidants, retinol or garlic, do not alter the course of disease in patients with cancer or precancerous conditions, according to the findings of one of two studies published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. However, antibiotic treatment to eradicate Helicobacter pylori, a common bacterial infection associated with stomach ulcers and cancer, slows the growth of precancerous stomach tissue, the authors of...

2006-07-10 17:10:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tobacco use now kills 5 million people a year and if people continue to smoke the way they do now, their habit will kill half a billion who are alive today, according to a new cancer atlas published on Monday. The International Union Against Cancer, the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society published two new cancer atlases that provide snapshots of what cancer looks like now across the world, and how it...

2006-04-21 13:25:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stomach bug Helicobacter pylori is the cause of most stomach ulcers, so doctors often try to eradicate the trouble-maker with antibiotic therapy. When this doesn't work, as is the case 10-23 percent of the time, a yogurt may help, according to a study conducted in Taiwan. Specifically, eating yogurt containing the beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium (AB-yogurt) before trying a second round of combo antibiotic therapy can...

2006-01-12 11:26:24

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Helicobacter pylori infection, which affects about one third of adults in the US, is associated with an increased risk of iron deficiency and related anemia, according to the results of a new study. Moreover, this relationship holds true even in the absence of peptic ulcer disease, which can cause iron-deficiency anemia through hemorrhage, the researchers report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "For the first time in a...

2005-12-12 10:28:24

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About ten percent of patients taking low-dose aspirin to lower their risk of a heart attack develop peptic ulcers, which frequently cause no symptoms, investigators report. Although aspirin is associated with ulcers, it is unclear whether patients taking aspirin get ulcers more often, or if they are just more likely to bleed from ulcers caused by other factors associated with aspirin's effects, such as reducing levels of platelets, cells in the blood...

2005-10-31 12:56:03

Baltimore, Md. -- In the high-tech 21st century, the most rudimentary natural products continue to reveal exciting ant-cancer properties to scientists, offering people relatively simple ways to help protect themselves from the disease. Five studies presented today during the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore, Md., add to the arsenal of research that shows adding certain vegetables and herbs to the diet can...

2005-10-14 12:50:50

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study for the first time hints that maternal infection with Helicobacter pylori -- the bacterium that causes most cases of stomach ulcers -- is associated with an increased risk of childhood leukemia in the offspring. Leukemia makes up 25 percent of all childhood cancers worldwide and so-called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of the blood cancer, comprises about 80 percent of all childhood leukemias. The fact...


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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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