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Serum Zinc, Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. Pylori Infection

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02716025
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sara Abdelhakam, Ain Shams University

Brief Summary:
Fifty consecutive patients with symptoms suggestive of peptic ulcer disease were included. All underwent complete clinical evaluation, laboratory investigations, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and rapid urease test. Measurement of serum zinc level was done for all the included patients in addition to twenty five age and sex matched healthy control subjects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Peptic Ulcer Disease Procedure: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : October 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2015

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Case Group Procedure: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
Thorough examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum to the second part was done to all patients using Olympus CV-150 or Pentax EPM-3500.

Control Group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Detection of positive upper GIT endoscopic findings [ Time Frame: upon endoscopy ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with symptoms suggestive of peptic ulcer disease like epigastric pain, dyspepsia, heartburn who were candidates for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptoms suggestive of peptic ulcer disease like epigastric pain, dyspepsia, heartburn

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who received zinc supplementation, proton pump inhibitors (PPI), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Those presented with hematemesis or melena
  • Those with chronic liver disease, renal failure, malabsorption or previous gastric surgery
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Responsible Party: Sara Abdelhakam, Assistant Professor, Ain Shams University Identifier: NCT02716025    
Other Study ID Numbers: 811
First Posted: March 22, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 22, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Peptic Ulcer
Duodenal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Stomach Diseases