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dc.contributor.authorObayo, Siraji
dc.contributor.authorMuzoora, Conrad
dc.contributor.authorOcama, Ponsiano
dc.contributor.authorCooney, Matthew M.
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Tony
dc.contributor.authorProbert, Christopher S.
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-01T21:55:04Z
dc.date.available2022-05-01T21:55:04Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationObayo S, Muzoora C, Ocama P, Cooney MM, Wilson T, Probert CS. Upper gastrointestinal diseases in patients for endoscopy in South-Western Uganda. Afri Health Sci. 2015;15(3):959-66. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i3.33en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i3.33
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/3109
dc.description.abstractThere is a paucity of published data regarding upper gastrointestinal diseases in Ugandans with upper gastrointestinal symptoms referred for endoscopy. Objectives: To study the presenting complaints, pathology and Helicobacter pylori prevalence among patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms in South-Western Uganda. Methods: Patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal symptoms underwent upper endoscopy and a urease test for Helicobacter Pylori, all suspicious lesions were biopsied for histopathology review as appropriate. Results: The most common presenting complaints were epigastric pain (51.6%), dysphagia (13.6%) and odynophagia (7.1%). The most common endoscopy finding was gastritis (40.2%), followed by normal examination (15.2%), oesophageal cancer (13.6%), gastric ulcer (7.6%) and gastric cancer (7.1%). Patients older than 40 years (n=110) had significant findings including gastritis (50.9%), oesophageal cancer (22.7%) and gastric cancer (11.8%). However in younger patients, with the age range of 18-40 years (n=74), most examinations were normal (92.9%). Of the 176 patients able to undergo Helicobacter pylori testing 75.6% were positive. Helicobacter pylori infection was associated with statistically significant increase in gastritis, oesophageal cancer, gastric ulcer, gastric cancer, and duodenal ulcers (p-values< 0.05). Conclusion: Gastritis, ulcerative disease, and upper gastrointestinal malignancies are common in South-Western Ugandans and are associated with a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAfri Health Scien_US
dc.subjectUpper gastrointestinal symptomsen_US
dc.subjectPathologyen_US
dc.subjectUrease testen_US
dc.subjectHelicobacter pylorien_US
dc.subjectEndoscopyen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleUpper gastrointestinal diseases in patients for endoscopy in South-Western Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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