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- gastric cancer
- helicobacter pylori - treatment
- helicobacter pylori - gastritis
- proton pump inhibition
The current guidelines recommend that when patients require long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) should be eradicated beforehand because it improves atrophic gastritis, a precancerous lesion.1 2 The recent analysis by Cheung et al 3 of the data of more than 60 000 adults registered in a territory-wide health database in Hong Kong who underwent H. pylori eradication showed that the long-term use of PPIs increased the risk of gastric cancer by 2.4-fold. Moreover, the risk of gastric cancer increased with the dose and duration of PPI use. The fact that long-term PPI administration increases the risk of gastric cancer even after H. pylori eradication is unexpected. …
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