Helicobacter pylori

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  • Helicobacter Pylori Report

    Barry Marshall were awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori for short). Helicobacter pylori is a spiral shaped bacteria with 4 to 7 whip-like structures called flagella. It can be found burrowed deep in the mucus layer of the stomach. The discovery of this bacteria was extremely important because it was one of the main causes for ulcers, stomach cancer and other diseases of the upper digestive system. (Fleming, 2007) In the United States, the annual cost associated with peptic ulcer disease is estimated to be $6 billion and gastric cancer kills over 700,000 people per year globally. (Testerman, 2014). In one hand, those affected with Helicobacter Pylori may not…

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  • Case Study Of Helicobacter Pylori

    Helicobacter pylori is an infection that is closely associated with peptic ulcer disease. It took more than a decade before peptic ulcer disease was accepted as an indication for H. pylori eradication therapy. Introduction Helicobacter pylori, more commonly referred to as H. pylori, has infected millions of people around the world. For centuries people living with the disease were misdiagnosed with other gastric illnesses. One of the most common misdiagnoses of the gastro-intestinal issues were…

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  • MUC1: A Preventive Agent Against Helicobacter

    It has been demonstrated that MUC1 (membrane bound mucin) often located on the outer portions of cells, serves as a preventive agent against Helicobacter pylori. MUC1 reduces gastric inflammation in H. pylori Infected tissue by forming a complex with IkB kinase gamma (IKKγ) in this way hindering the contact between IKKγ and IKKβ causing the prevention of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) transportation to the nucleus, in this manner preventing the transcription of genes that can cause inflammation…

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  • Helicobacter Pylori Research Paper

    Helicobacter pylori – A Stomach Bug’s Story For several decades, stress and spicy foods were known as the reason of ulcers. In 1982, it was discovered by scientists that the major cause of an ulcer is the bug called Helicobacter pylori. H. pylori is the pathogenic bacterium enters into the body, to colonize the stomach in order to damage the lining. Consequently, the acidic fluid can easily pass through the lining to cause infections. Contaminated water or foods are the sources to cause people…

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  • Migration Waves

    (Krithika et al. 2008). This region is distinguished by a preponderance of the Tibeto Burman migrants, and the inhabitants here is thought to comprise migrating peoples from East and Southeast Asia, who are presumed to have brought with them the risk for stomach cancer (Kataki et al., 2011). The prevalance of stomach cancer in India is lower, than that of any other country worldwide. However, the prevalence of stomach cancer was found to be in first position and fifth position globallyin Mizoram…

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  • Essay On Peptic Ulcer

    hole. This is then called a perforation and becomes a emergency situation. The name of the peptic ulcer can be broken down further depending on the location. If the ulcer is located in the stomach it is then called a gastric ulcer. When the ulcer is located in the duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine it is then termed a duodenal ulcer. When causing a peptic ulcer to form there are three main etiological factors. The first factor which is the most common cause is due to…

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  • Epigastric Pain Case Study

    wake the patient during the night. This pain may be worse when the stomach is empty and may be relieved for a short time by food, milk or antacids. Most duodenal ulcers and gastric ulcers are associated with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Other causative factors are access the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen. In PUD test for Helicobacter pylori should be done which involve a blood test of H pylori antigen, urea breath testing, and stool antigen test.…

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  • Peptic Ulcer Research Paper

    called a gastric ulcer. On the other hand if located in the duodenum which is the first part of small intestine it is then called a duodenal ulcer. (MedlinePlus) Developing an understanding of what exactly is a peptic ulcer is a step in the right direction. It is also important to understand the etiological factors causing the ulcer to occur. In addition to developing a understanding of what exactly a peptic ulcer is, understanding the etiological factors causing it to occur are equally…

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  • Peptic Ulcer Case Study

    Three main etiological factors cause the formation of peptic ulcers. The first and most important is due to a bacterial infection of Helictobacteria pylori. This bacteria damages the mucous lining causing weakness and allowing the acids through to the tissues below. The exact cause of how a patient becomes infected is unknown. The thought is it transmits through tainted water and food sources, unsanitary dining and transferring of bodily fluids. (Crowe and Peura, D, 2014) The next factor is the…

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  • Flagellar Pylori Research Paper

    Helicobacter pylori are spiral and rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria [1] that colonize the gastric mucosa of about half of the world’s population [2]. This bacterium has been associated with several gastric diseases such as chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer and gastric cancer [3]. Contamination is usually acquired in childhood [4,5], probably by ingesting food or water contaminated with fecal matter [6,7], and, once established, H. pylori has no significant bacterial competitors [8]. In order to…

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