Journal article

Helicobacter pylori and low-dose aspirin ulcer risk: A meta-analysis

Gino L Sarri, Sam E Grigg, Neville D Yeomans

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Owing to wide-spread use, low-dose aspirin (LDA) produces a substantial amount of peptic ulcer disease. Current guidelines are ambivalent about the need for Helicobacter pylori eradication to protect against LDA ulcers. This study aimed to determine, through meta-analysis, if (and by how much) infection alters the baseline risk of peptic ulcers during LDA therapy. METHODS: Literature screening was performed in MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to May 2018. Original studies reporting prevalence or incidence of uncomplicated ulcers in LDA users were included. Ulcer endpoints needed to be specified separately, according to H. pylori infection status. Meta-analysis was perfor..

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