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Helicobacter pylori in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease needs comparator

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7404.1460 (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1460

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Grigoris I Leontiadis (grleo@yahoo.com), senior clinical fellow in gastroenterology,
  2. Savvas Kadis, consultant gastroenterologist,
  3. Virender K Sharma, senior associate consultant,
  4. Colin W Howden, professor of medicine
  1. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE9 6SX
  2. Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  3. Division of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    EDITOR—The systematic review by Raghunath et al was rigorous and well intentioned.1 However, their conclusion that the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection was significantly lower in patients with than without gastro-oesophageal reflux disease may be potentially misleading. The pooled control group in the meta-analysis was …

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