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Ethnicity, GORD, Barrett’s oesophagus and Helicobacter pylori infection
  1. S Rajendra1,
  2. I K Robertson2
  1. 1
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Launceston General Hospital, University of Tasmania Clinical School, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  2. 2
    School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  1. Professor S Rajendra, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Launceston General Hospital, University of Tasmania Clinical School, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia; shanraj{at}dhhs.tas.gov.au

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The community study of Helicobacter pylori infection and the risk of Barrett’s oesophagus of Corley et al (Gut 2008;57:727–33) produced similar and contrasting results to our hospital-based endoscopic study on the same theme involving a multiethnic Asian patient population.1 Unfortunately, our study1 was not cited by the authors. We prospectively examined 188 consecutive patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), short- and long-segment Barrett’s oesophagus (SSBO and LSBO) and controls. Malay, Chinese and Indian patients underwent gastroscopy with gastric biopsies to assess H pylori, …

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