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opportunistic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract in the age of highly active antiretroviral therapy.since the 1996 advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (haart) for the treatment of hiv/aids, the incidence of most opportunistic disorders in the developed world has dramatically declined but definitely has not disappeared. the number of new yearly hiv infections (about 55,000) and the total number of us infections (more than 1.1 million) remain very significant. post-haart gastrointestinal (gi) symptoms and biopsy results are still common, especially in large inner-city hospitals. the s ...201021078437
seroprevalence of helicobacter pylori infections in a cohort of us army recruits.to study the prevalence and risk factors of helicobacter pylori infection in healthy young adults, sera were collected from a nationwide sample of 404 females and 534 males (mean age, 20.2; range, 17-26 years) at induction into the us army at fort jackson, south carolina, during the fall of 1990. an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (pylori stat, biowhittaker, inc., walkersville, md) was used to detect h. pylori-specific immunoglobulin g antibodies. demographic data were obtained from a personne ...19948154475
no association between gastric fundic gland polyps and gastrointestinal neoplasia in a study of over 100,000 patients.fundic gland polyps (fgps), the most common type of gastric polyps, have been associated with prolonged proton pump inhibitor therapy and an increased risk of colon cancer. the presence of fgps has been inversely correlated with helicobacter pylori infection. we evaluated the prevalence of h pylori-associated gastritis, colonic polyps, and carcinomas in subjects with and without fgps.200919465154
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