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dc.contributor.authorÜnal, Murat
dc.contributor.authorÖztürk, Levent
dc.contributor.authorÖztürk, Çağatay
dc.contributor.authorKabal, A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-27T08:00:58Z
dc.date.available2019-06-27T08:00:58Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.issn0307-7772
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/186
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2273.2003.00672.x
dc.description.abstractWe investigated the seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. A prospective clinical study consisting of 19 patients aged 23-72 years with confirmed obstructive sleep apnoea by overnight polysomnography and 36 control subjects aged 25-61 years with no history of obstructive sleep apnoea and gastroesophageal reflux complaints was conducted. Titres of serum H. pylori IgG antibody were assayed by a serum enzyme-linked immunoabsorbant assay. The difference between the study and control groups was analysed by chi-squared test. Seventeen of the 19 patients (89.5%) were found to be H. pylori positive. However 21 of the 36 control subjects (58.3%) were H. pylori positive. The seropositivity of H. pylori in obstructive sleep apnoea patients was found to be significantly higher than the control group (P = 0.017). The result of our study shows that there is a high association between H. pylori infection and obstructive sleep apnoea. This data may be important for future treatment strategies of the disease.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectHelicobacter pylori
dc.subjectObstructive sleep apnoea
dc.subjectGastroesophageal reflux
dc.subjectSerological tests
dc.titleThe seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: a preliminary study
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.startpage100
dc.identifier.endpage102
dc.relation.journalClinical Otolaryngology
dc.identifier.issue2
dc.identifier.volume28
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000182040600007
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2273.2003.00672.x


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