The importance of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in morbidly obese patients


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BAYSAL B., KAYAR Y., DANALIOGLU A., OZKAN T., KAYAR N. B. , Unver N. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.26, no.3, pp.228-231, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2015.0083
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-231

Abstract

Background/Aims: Obesity is an epidemic and its prevelance and number of patients underwent bariatric surgery continue to increase worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate endoscopic findings and co-morbidities, to investigate the prevelance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and gastroesophageal sphincter incompetency in obese patients.