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Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 704–709 | Cite as

Helicobacter pylori Infection Is Not Associated with Delayed Gastric Emptying or Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Diabetes Mellitus

  • Karen L. Jones
  • Judith M. Wishart
  • Melanie Berry
  • Antonietta Russo
  • Harry Hua-Xiang Xia
  • Nicholas J. Talley
  • Michael Horowitz
Article

Abstract

This study evaluated the relationship between gastric emptying and upper gastrointestinal symptoms with H. pylori status in patients with diabetes mellitus. Sixty-three outpatients (44 type 1, 19 type 2, age 45 ± 1.5 years) underwent measurements of gastric emptying of a mixed solid and liquid meal, gastrointestinal symptoms (gastric and esophageal), glycemic control (HbAlc), and autonomic nerve function. Anti-H. pylori IgG antibodies were quantified using a validated kit. Gastric emptying of solid and/or liquid was delayed in 47 (75%) patients, and 31 (49%) had autonomic neuropathy. Fifteen (24%) of the patients were H. pylori positive. There were no differences in gastric emptying (solid retention at 100 min: 67.5 ± 5.7% vs 63.2 ± 3.6%; P = 0.63, liquid T50: 35.5 ± 2.9 min vs 42.5 ± 3.4 min; P = 0.42), upper gastrointestinal symptoms (gastric 3.9 ± 0.7 vs 4.0 ± 0.4; P = 0.94 or esophageal 1.7 ± 0.5 vs 1.3 ± 0.2; P = 0.42) or HbAlc (8.8 ± 0.4% vs 8.6 ± 0.2%; P = 0.89) between H. pylori-positive and -negative patients. We conclude that H. pylori infection is not associated with delayed gastric emptying or upper gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes.

Helicobacter pylori gastric emptying gastrointestinal symptoms diabetes mellitus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen L. Jones
    • 1
  • Judith M. Wishart
    • 1
  • Melanie Berry
    • 1
  • Antonietta Russo
    • 1
  • Harry Hua-Xiang Xia
    • 1
  • Nicholas J. Talley
    • 2
  • Michael Horowitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA, 5000North Terrace, AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Sydney, Nepean HospitalPenrithAustralia

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