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  • Agréus, Lars, et al. (författare)
  • Towards a healthy stomach? Helicobacter pylori prevalence has dramatically decreased over 23 years in adults in a Swedish community
  • 2016
  • Ingår i: United European Gastroenterology journal. - 2050-6406 .- 2050-6414. ; 4:5, s. 686-696
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background In Western countries the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection may be declining but there is a lack of recent longitudinal population studies. We evaluated the changing epidemiology over a 23-year period in Sweden. Materials and methods In 1989, the validated Abdominal Symptom Questionnaire (ASQ) was mailed to a random sample of inhabitants (ages 22-80 years) in a Swedish community, and 1097 (87%) responded. H. pylori serology was analysed in a representative subsample (n=145). Twenty-three years later, the ASQ was mailed again using similar selection criteria, and 388 out of 1036 responders had an upper endoscopy with assessment of H. pylori and corpus atrophy status. Results The prevalence of positive H. pylori serology decreased from 37.9% (1989) to 15.8% (2012), corresponding to a decrease in odds of 75% per decade (odds ratio (OR): 0.25; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.11-0.59, p=0.001) independent of age, gender, body mass index (BMI) and level of education, with a pattern consistent with a birth cohort effect. The prevalence increased with increasing age (p=0.001). The prevalence of H. pylori on histology in 2012 was 11.4% (95% CI 8.6-15.0). The prevalence of corpus atrophy on serology and/or histology in 2012 was 3.2% (95% CI 1.8-5.5); all cases were 57 years old. Conclusion The stomach is healthier in 2012 compared with 1989. H. pylori prevalence in adults has decreased over the last two decades to a level where clinical management might be affected.
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  • Aro, Pertti, et al. (författare)
  • Use of tobacco products and gastrointestinal morbidity : an endoscopic population-based study (the Kalixanda study)
  • 2010
  • Ingår i: European Journal of Epidemiology. - 0393-2990 .- 1573-7284. ; 25:10, s. 741-750
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The impact of snus (smokeless tobacco or snuff) on gastrointestinal symptoms and pathological findings is largely unknown. The authors aimed to investigate whether the exposure to different forms of tobacco influences upper gastrointestinal symptoms, histology and frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection. A random sample (n = 2,860) of the adult population of two northern Swedish municipalities Kalix and Haparanda (n = 21,610) was surveyed between December 1998 and June 2001 using a validated postal questionnaire assessing gastrointestinal symptoms (response rate 74.2%, n = 2,122) (The Kalixanda Study). A random sub-sample (n = 1,001) of the responders was invited to undergo an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (participation rate 73.3%) including biopsies, Helicobacter pylori culture and serology and symptom assessment and exploration of present and past use of tobacco products. No symptom groups were associated with snus use. Snus users had a significantly higher prevalence of macroscopic esophagitis univariately but snus use was not associated with esophagitis in multivariate analysis. Snus use was associated with basal cell hyperplasia (OR = 1.74, 95% CI: 1.02, 3.00) and with elongation of papillae (OR = 1.79, 95% CI: 1.05-3.05) of the squamous epithelium at the esophago-gastric junction. Current smoking cigarettes was associated with overall peptic ulcer disease (OR = 2.32, 95% CI: 1.04, 5.19) whereas snus use was not. There were no significant association between current Helicobacter pylori infection and different tobacco product user groups. Snus significantly alters the histology of the distal esophagus but does not impact on gastrointestinal symptoms or peptic ulcer disease.
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  • Baldaque-Silva, Francisco, et al. (författare)
  • Endoscopic assessment and grading of Barrett's esophagus using magnification endoscopy and narrow band imaging: Impact of structured learning and experience on the accuracy of the Amsterdam classification system
  • 2013
  • Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. - : Taylor & Francis. - 1502-7708. ; 48:2, s. 160-167
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Objective. Several classification systems have been launched to characterize Barrett's esophagus (BE) mucosa using magnification endoscopy with narrow band imaging (ME-NBI). The good accuracy and interobserver agreement described in the early reports were not reproduced subsequently. Recently, we reported somewhat higher accuracy of the classification developed by the Amsterdam group. The critical question then formulated was whether a structured learning program and the level of experience would affect the clinical usefulness of this classification. Material & methods: Two hundred and nine videos were prospectively captured from patients with BE using ME-NBI. From these, 70 were randomly selected and evaluated by six endoscopists with different levels of expertise, using a dedicated software application. First, an educational set was studied. Thereafter, the 70 test videos were evaluated. After classification of each video, the respective histological feedback was automatically given. Results. Within the learning process, there was a decrease in the time needed for evaluation and an increase in the certainty of prediction. The accuracy did not increase with the learning process. The sensitivity for detection of intestinal metaplasia ranged between 39% and 57%, and for neoplasia between 62% and 90%, irrespective of assessor's expertise. The kappa coefficient for the interobserver agreement ranged from 0.25 to 0.30 for intestinal metaplasia, and from 0.39 to 0.48 for neoplasia. Conclusion: Using a dedicated learning program, the ME-NBI Amsterdam classification system is suboptimal in terms of accuracy and inter- and intraobserver agreements. These results reiterate the questionable utility of corresponding classification system in clinical routine practice.
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  • Hansdotter, Ida, et al. (författare)
  • Hill classification is superior to the axial length of a hiatal hernia for assessment of the mechanical anti-reflux barrier at the gastroesophageal junction
  • 2016
  • Ingår i: Endoscopy International Open. - 2364-3722. ; 4:3, s. E311-E317
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background and study aims: The pathogenesis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is multifactorial, including the mechanical anti-reflux barrier of the gastroesophageal junction. This barrier can be evaluated endoscopically in two ways: by measuring the axial length of any hiatal hernia present or by assessing the gastroesophageal flap valve. The endoscopic measurement of axial length is troublesome because of the physiological dynamics in the area. Grading the gastroesophageal flap valve is easier and has proven reproducible. The aim of the present study was to compare the two endoscopic grading methods with regard to associations with GERD. Patients and methods: Population-based subjects underwent endoscopic examination assessing the axial length of hiatus hernia, the gastroesophageal flap valve using the Hill classification, esophagitis using the Los Angeles (LA) classification, and columnar metaplasia using the Z-line appearance (ZAP) classification. Biopsies were taken from the squamocolumnar junction to assess the presence of intestinal metaplasia. Symptoms were recorded with the validated Abdominal Symptom Questionnaire. GERD was defined according to the Montreal definition. Results: In total, 334 subjects were included in the study and underwent endoscopy; 86 subjects suffered from GERD and 211 presented no symptoms or signs of GERD. Based on logistic regression, the estimated area under the curve statistic (AUC) for Hill (0.65 [95 % CI 0.59-0.72]) was higher than the corresponding estimate for the axial length of a hiatal hernia (0.61 [95 % CI 0.54-0.68]), although the difference was not statistically significant (P=0.225). Conclusion: From our data, and in terms of association with GERD, the Hill classification was slightly stronger compared to the axial length of a hiatal hernia, but we could not verify that the Hill classification was superior as a predictor. The Hill classification may replace the axial length of a hiatal hernia in the endoscopic assessment of the mechanical anti-reflux barrier of the gastroesophageal junction.
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  • Ludvigsson, Jonas F., et al. (författare)
  • Celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, an adult population-based study
  • 2013
  • Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. - 0036-5521 .- 1502-7708. ; 48:7, s. 808-814
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Objective. Celiac disease (CD) has been linked to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), but population-based studies of the prevalence of CD in these conditions are lacking, that is, the aim of this study. Materials and methods. An endoscopic study was carried out in 1000 randomly selected adults from the general population. CD was defined on the basis of positive serology in parallel with mucosal abnormalities of the small intestine. Any eosinophil infiltration of the esophageal epithelium was defined as esophageal eosinophilia and EoE was defined as having at least 15 eosinophils/high-power field in biopsies from the distal esophagus. We used Fisher's exact test to compare the prevalence of GORD, esophageal eosinophilia, and EoE in subjects with CD versus controls. Results. Four hundred subjects (40%) had gastroesophageal reflux symptoms (GORS), 155 (15.5%) had erosive esophagitis, 16 (1.6%) had Barrett's esophagus, 48 (4.8%) had esophageal eosinophilia, and 11 (1.1%) had EoE. CD was diagnosed in 8/400 (2.0%) individuals with GORS (vs. controls: 10/600 (1.7%), p = 0.81), in 3/155 (1.9%) with erosive esophagitis (vs. 15/845 controls (1.8%), p = 0.75), and in 2/48 (4.2%) individuals with esophageal eosinophilia (controls: 16/952 (1.7%), p = 0.21), but in none of those 16 with Barrett's esophagus (vs. 18/984 controls (1.8%), p = 1.0) or of the 11 individuals with EoE (controls: 18/989 (1.8%), p = 1.0). Conclusions. This population-based study found no increased risk of CD among individuals with GORD, esophageal eosinophilia, or EoE. CD screening of individuals with GORD or EoE of individuals with CD cannot be recommended.
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  • Ndegwa, Nelson, et al. (författare)
  • Gastric Microbiota in a Low-Helicobacter pylori Prevalence General Population and Their Associations With Gastric Lesions
  • 2020
  • Ingår i: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. - : LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. - 2155-384X .- 2155-384X. ; 11
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • INTRODUCTION:Non-Helicobacter pylori microbiota might account for some cases with unexplained chronic gastritis that may in a minority eventually progress to gastric cancer through the Correa cascade. We characterized gastric microbiota by describing the normal stomach, compared it with early precancerous lesions and other disease states, and assessed whether H. pylori status affects bacterial diversity.METHODS:In a population-based study of those with and without gastrointestinal symptoms, cytology brush samples were collected during endoscopy from 316 individuals. Mucosal status was classified as normal mucosa (171), nonatrophic H. pylori gastritis (33), atrophic gastritis (12), or antral chemical gastritis (61). The 16S rRNA gene sequencing and analysis were performed to characterize the microbiota.RESULTS:Microbiota in atrophic gastritis and nonatrophic H. pylori gastritis stomachs were dysbiotic and differed from those in the normal stomach (P = 0.001). The normal stomach had the highest microbial diversity, followed by antral chemical gastritis. The atrophic gastritis and chronic H. pylori gastritis groups had the lowest diversity, a difference that was statistically significant (P = 0.01). Besides H. pylori, non-H. pylori bacteria accounted for group differences. Microbial network analysis showed that the normal group network was most highly connected, whereas the H. pylori gastritis group had the lowest connection. We found an increasing positive co-occurrence of oral bacteria in the stomach because samples deviated from the normal network, some of which were pathogens. The H. pylori-negative group had the highest microbial diversity (Shannon index) compared with the H. pylori-positive group (P = 0.001).DISCUSSION:In this low-H. pylori prevalence general population, the gastric mucosal microbiota of the normal stomach differed significantly from those with nonatrophic or atrophic gastritis. There was an increasing abundance of pathogenic bacteria from the normal state to early precancerous states.
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  • Spak, Emma, 1977, et al. (författare)
  • Angiotensin II receptor expression following intestinal transplantation in mice.
  • 2006
  • Ingår i: The Journal of surgical research. - 0022-4804. ; 135:1, s. 144-9
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • BACKGROUND: To further improve the success rate of intestinal transplantation there is a need to find early appearing indicators of rejection. The specific aim of this study was to compare Angiotensin (Ang) II type 1 receptor and Ang II type 2 receptor expression in relation to histological signs of rejection. METHODS: Mice of the C57BL6 strain with syngeneic intestinal grafts were compared to mice subjected to allogeneic intestinal transplantation with BalbC strain as donors. Local expression of Ang II type 1 and 2 receptor was evaluated using rt-PCR and Western blot and compared to histological picture in grafts and native intestine. RESULTS: The Ang II type 2 receptor protein expression was markedly up-regulated in the allogeneically transplanted graft from day 1 postoperatively. Histological signs of rejection were not seen until day 6. CONCLUSION: Intestinal allograft transplantation in mice is associated with a marked up-regulation of the Ang II type 2 receptor. However, the detailed role of the renin-angiotensin system in the immune rejection following intestinal transplantation remains to be clarified.
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  • Wallner, Bengt, et al. (författare)
  • Z-line alterations and gastroesophageal reflux : an endoscopic population-based prospective cohort study
  • 2019
  • Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. - : TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. - 0036-5521 .- 1502-7708. ; 54:9, s. 1065-1069
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background and study aims: Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition in the distal esophagus associated with esophageal adenocarcinoma. Since gastroesophageal reflux is known to be of etiological importance in both Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, we aimed to study which endoscopic alterations at the Z-line can be attributed to a previous history of reflux symptoms.Patients and methods: From 1988, a population cohort in Sweden has been prospectively studied regarding gastrointestinal symptoms, using a validated questionnaire. In 2012, the population was invited to undergo a gastroscopy and participate in the present study. In order to determine which endoscopic alterations that can be attributed to a previous history of gastroesophageal reflux, three different endoscopic definitions of columnar-lined esophagus (CLE) were used: (1) ZAP I, An irregular Z-line with a suspicion of tongue-like protrusions; (2) ZAP II/III, Distinct, obvious tongues of metaplastic columnar epithelium; (3) CLE >= 1 cm, The Prague C/M-classification with a minimum length of 1 cm.Results: A total of 165 community subjects were included in the study. Of these, 40 had CLE >= 1 cm, 99 had ZAP I, and 26 had ZAP II/III. ZAP II/III was associated with an over threefold risk of previous GER symptoms (OR: 3.60, CI: 1.49-8.70). No association was found between gastroesophageal reflux and ZAP I (OR: 2.06, CI: 0.85-5.00), or CLE >= 1 cm (OR: 1.64, CI: 0.77-3.49).Conclusions: In a general community, the only endoscopic alteration to the Z-line definitely linked to longstanding GER symptoms was the presence of obvious tongues of metaplastic columnar epithelium (ZAP II/III).
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