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. , et al.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.26, ss.228-231, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjg.2015.0083
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.228-231

Özet

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.