Helicobacter Pylori and Acute Alcohol Induced Pancreatitis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2007
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University of Tampere

Brief Summary:
This study is performed to measure wether Helicobacter Pylori has an effect on the incidence and course of acute alcohol induced pancreatitis

Condition or disease
Pancreatitis, Acute Helicobacter Infections

Detailed Description:
A recent pilot study unexpectedly discovered, that Helicobacter pylori infection was rare in patients having their first acute alcohol induced pancreatitis (AAIP) when compared to subjects with similar alcohol use but no history of pancreatitis. This subject has not been studied in humans until now. Therefore we seek to study, with a larger material, wether AAIP is associated with lower prevalence of Helicobacter pylori, by measuring the antibodies against Helicobacter pylori from the sera of AAIP patients and from a control group of alcoholics with no history of AAIP.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Alkoholihaimatulehduksen Uusiminen
Study Start Date : June 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pancreatitis
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute alcohol pancreatitis (first)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Death during hospitalization

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00490386

Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tampere
Principal Investigator: Jahangir A Khan, MS Department of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Tract Surgery, Tampere University
Study Director: Isto Nordback, MD 1Department of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Tract Surgery, Tampere University Hospital

Publications: Identifier: NCT00490386     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R00126-1
First Posted: June 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 22, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by University of Tampere:
Length of Stay
Helicobacter pylori

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Helicobacter Infections
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections