Association between Helicobacter pylori infection and cardiovascular risk factors among patients in the northern part of Afghanistan: A cross-sectional study in Andkhoy City

Mohammad Shoaib Hamrah, Mohammad Hassan Hamrah, Hideki Ishii, Susumu Suzuki, Mohammad Hussain Hamrah, Ahmad Edris Hamrah, Ahmad Elias Dahi, Kyosuke Takeshita, Mohammad Hashem Hamrah, Akbar Fotouhi, Junichi Sakamoto, Toyoaki Murohara

研究成果: Article査読

5 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Background: The association between Helicobacter pylori infection and cardiovascular risk factors remains controversial. The high prevalence of H. pylori infection among Afghan patients warranted the investigation of this association. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between H. pylori infection and cardiovascular risk factors among patients visiting an outpatient clinic in Andkhoy, Afghanistan. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study of 271 consecutive patients in an outpatient clinic in Andkhoy, Afghanistan from April 2017 to June 2017. The diagnosis of H. pylori infection was achieved using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test. The patients were divided into H. pylori positive (n=189) and H. pylori negative (n=82) groups. The association between H. pylori infection and cardiovascular risk factors was analyzed. Results: Of the total 271 study participants, 102 (37.6%) were male and 169 (62.4%) female. The mean age ± standard deviation of the patients who were H. pylori-positive and H. pylori-negative was 51.0 ± 17.6 years and 51.6 ± 17.6 years, respectively. In multivariate logistic regression analyses, H. pylori infection was significantly associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) (odds ratio [OR] 3.16, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.31-7.62, P = 0.011), and body mass index (BMI) levels (OR 1.17, 95% CI 108-1.26, P < 0.001). Conclusions: Our study indicated that H. pylori infection was significantly associated with DM and elevated BMI levels in patients from an outpatient clinic in Andkhoy, Afghanistan. More aggressive measures, including DM, obesity control, and H. pylori eradication are needed.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1035-1039
ページ数5
ジャーナルAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
19
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 01-04-2018
外部発表はい

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 疫学
  • 腫瘍学
  • 公衆衛生学、環境および労働衛生
  • 癌研究

フィンガープリント

「Association between Helicobacter pylori infection and cardiovascular risk factors among patients in the northern part of Afghanistan: A cross-sectional study in Andkhoy City」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル