Early prognosis of unstable angina patients with positive Helicobacter pylori IgG values

Kaulgud, Ram S and Kamath, R. L. (2013) Early prognosis of unstable angina patients with positive Helicobacter pylori IgG values. International Journal of Biomedical Research, 4 (3). pp. 145-152. ISSN 0976-9633

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Abstract

Background: Coronary atherosclerosis has been proven to be a chronic inflammatory disorder and various infectious agents like H. pylori have been proposed to be playing important role in initiation and progression of the atherosclerotic lesions. Aim: To study the prognosis of the unstable angina patients who have positive H. pylori IgG values after following for a period of 30 days. Materials and Methods: Patients with the clinical and the ECG features suggestive of unstable angina admitted at the Kasturba Medical college hospitals who were positive for H. pylori IgG values were followed up for a period of 30 days. These were study subjects. Controls had unstable angina and negative H. pylori IgG values. Study was carried out over 1 year. Results and data analysis: There were a total of 46 cases and 40 controls in the study. The mean age among the cases was 56.50 years (SD 10.72 yrs) and 57.2 years (SD 10.48 yrs) in controls. Fisher’s Exact test and one way ANOVA were used to compare distribution of risk factors and outcomes. There was no significant difference in the distribution of risk factors for coronary artery disease among two groups. ESR values& total leucocyte counts of the cases were higher. There was no significant difference in the outcome among the cases compared to the controls in any of the study end points. Conclusions: he early prognosis of the patients of unstable angina with positive H. pylori IgG values is not significantly different from those with negative H. pylori IgG values.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unstable angina;early prognosis; H. pylori IgG
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 05:19
Last Modified: 30 May 2013 05:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136161

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