Virulence Attributes of Helicobacter Pylori Isolates & Their Association with Gastroduodenal Disease (Report)

Virulence Attributes of Helicobacter Pylori Isolates & Their Association with Gastroduodenal Disease (Report)

Helicobacter pylori has been identified as a major cause of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and a risk factor for gastric cancer (GC) and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma (1,2). On a global scale, GC is the second commonest cancer in the world. There is substantial international variation in GC incidence with the highest rates reported […]

Helicobacter Pylori Vaccine: Mucosal Adjuvant & Delivery Systems.

Helicobacter Pylori Vaccine: Mucosal Adjuvant & Delivery Systems.

Vaccination, especially mucosal vaccination, is considered to be effective in the management of Helicobacter pylori infections. However, most antigens alone cannot induce immune responses when administered mucosally and need to be co-administered with adjuvants or delivery, systems. The current research on the mucosal adjuvant and delivery systems of vaccine against H. pylori, including advantages and […]

Evaluation of a Locally Produced Rapid Urease Test for the Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori Infection (Original Articles) (Report)

Evaluation of a Locally Produced Rapid Urease Test for the Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori Infection (Original Articles) (Report)

Background. The rapid urease test (RUT) is used at Groote Schuur Hospital for diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection. This is an in-house method, which has not been validated. Objective. To validate our practice of reading the RUT immediately after endoscopy (RU[T.sub.0]), by comparing this with a reading at 24 hours (RU[T.sub.24]) and with histological analysis. Design. […]

Helicobacter Pylori Prevalence in Dyspeptic Patients in the Eastern Cape Province--Race and Disease Status (Original Articles) (Report)

Helicobacter Pylori Prevalence in Dyspeptic Patients in the Eastern Cape Province–Race and Disease Status (Original Articles) (Report)

Helicobacter pylori is the principal species of the genus Helicobacter that inhabits the gastric mucosa of the human stomach. It chronically infects billions of people worldwide, (1-3) and is responsible for one of the most frequent chronic bacterial infections involving more than 50% of the world’s population. (4) H. pylori is one of the most […]

Helicobacter Pylori Infection: A Review of Current Scientific Research on the Efficacy Or Potential of Herbal Medicine for the Treatment of H. Pylori Infection of the Gastric Mucosa (Undergrad Copy)

Helicobacter Pylori Infection: A Review of Current Scientific Research on the Efficacy Or Potential of Herbal Medicine for the Treatment of H. Pylori Infection of the Gastric Mucosa (Undergrad Copy)

Introduction Helicobacter pylori is a common bacterium that infects the stomachs of approximately 50% of the world population (Go 2002). Australian physicians Warren and Marshall discovered the unidentified bacteria in the early 1980s in the gastric mucosa and duodenum of patients suffering from peptic ulceration (Gaby 2001). It is now accepted that Helicobacter pylori infection […]