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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication increases the serum pepsinogen (PG) I/PG II ratio and the percentage change in PG I/PG II ratios was found to be a useful marker of H. pylori eradication (e.g., the PG method). We studied whether the PG method could be an early diagnostic marker of H. pylori eradication even in patients persistently treated with a proton pump inhibitor. Sixty-two H. pylori-positive patients underwent H. pylori-eradication therapy, followed by treatment with a PPI to cure ulcers. Serum levels of PG I and PG II were measured before, at the end of, and at 4 weeks after the eradication therapy. At more than one month after the end of treatments, 13C-urea breath test (UBT) was performed. The cut-off values of percentage changes in PG I/PG II ratios for the diagnosis of eradication of H. pylori were set in proportion to PG I/PG II ratios before eradication in accordance with our previous report. Using the results of UBT as the standard, the percentage change in serum PG I/PG II ratios is useful as an early diagnostic marker for judgment of H. pylori eradication irrespective of PPI treatment.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
H. Pylori Infection
serum pepsinogen, urea breath test
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:49:49-0400
Approximately 200 patients with suspected H.pylori will be tested with a 13C-Urea Breath Test (UBT) to ascertain H.pylori positive. 100 H.Pylori positive patients will tested before and af...
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In the ABC method, which is a method for risk stratification of gastric cancer using serum anti-Helicobacter pylori antibody and pepsinogen (PG) test, subjects with normal PG and seronegative for H. p...
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Proenzymes secreted by chief cells, mucous neck cells, and pyloric gland cells, which are converted into pepsin in the presence of gastric acid or pepsin itself. (Dorland, 28th ed) In humans there are 2 related pepsinogen systems: PEPSINOGEN A (formerly pepsinogen I or pepsinogen) and PEPSINOGEN C (formerly pepsinogen II or progastricsin). Pepsinogen B is the name of a pepsinogen from pigs.
This is one of 2 related pepsinogen systems in humans and is also known as pepsinogen. (The other is PEPSINOGEN C.) This includes isozymogens Pg1-Pg5 (pepsinogens 1-5, group I or products of PGA1-PGA5 genes). This is the main pepsinogen found in urine.
The urea concentration of the blood stated in terms of nitrogen content. Serum (plasma) urea nitrogen is approximately 12% higher than blood urea nitrogen concentration because of the greater protein content of red blood cells. Increases in blood or serum urea nitrogen are referred to as azotemia and may have prerenal, renal, or postrenal causes. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
This is one of the 2 related pepsinogen systems in humans. It is found in prostate and seminal fluid whereas PEPSINOGEN A is not.
Method of measuring the bactericidal activity contained in a patient's serum as a result of antimicrobial therapy. It is used to monitor the therapy in BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS; OSTEOMYELITIS and other serious bacterial infections. As commonly performed, the test is a variation of the broth dilution test. This test needs to be distinguished from testing of the naturally occurring BLOOD BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY.
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