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Serum anti-Helicobacter pylori antibody titer and its association with gastric nodularity, atrophy, and age: A cross-sectional study
Osamu Toyoshima, Toshihiro Nishizawa, Kosuke Sakitani, Tadahiro Yamakawa, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, Tokyo 157-0066, Japan
Nobutake Yamamichi, Kazuhiko Koike, Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
Keisuke Hata, Department of Surgical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
Yasuyuki Seto, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
Hidenobu Watanabe, Pathology and Cytology Laboratory Japan, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan
Hidekazu Suzuki, Medical Education Center, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan
Author contributions: All authors were involved in designing the study; Toyoshima O, Nishizawa T, Sakitani K, and Suzuki H prepared the manuscript; Toyoshima O was involved with statistical analysis.
Institutional review board statement: This retrospective study was approved by the Ethical Review Committee of Hattori Clinic on September 7, 2017.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from all participants.
Conflict-of-interest statement: During the last five years, Yamamichi N received funds for the research from Denka Seiken Co., Ltd.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Osamu Toyoshima, MD, Director, Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, 6-17-5 Seijo, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0066, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 17, 2018
Peer-review started: July 17, 2018
First decision: July 31, 2018
Revised: August 2, 2018
Accepted: August 24, 2018
Article in press: August 24, 2018
Published online: September 21, 2018
Serum anti-Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) antibody titer and endoscopic findings are associated with the risk of gastric cancer.
Few studies have reported on the relationship between the serum antibody titer and endoscopic findings.
To clarify the role of serum anti-H. pylori antibody titers in gastric cancer.
A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the effect of patients’ baseline characteristics and endoscopic findings on their serum antibody titers. We excluded patients with a history of eradication therapy.
Gastric nodularity, atrophy, and age 40-59 years (vs age ≥ 60 years) were correlated with a high serum antibody titer in H. pylori-infected patients.
Serum antibody titer reflects gastric mucosal inflammation
In the future, population-based research is expected.