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J Renal Inj Prev. 2014;3(4).
doi: 10.12861/jrip.2014.29
PMID: 25610889
PMCID: PMC4301387
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Original Article

Association of helicobacter pylori infection with serum magnesium in kidney transplant patients

Massoud Hafizi 1, Saeed Mardani 2, Ali Borhani 1, Ali Ahmadi 3, Parto Nasri 4, Hamid Nasri 4 *

1 Department of Infectious Disease, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Falculty of Health, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
4 Department of Nephrology, Division of Nephropathology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
*Corresponding author: Professor Hamid Nasri, Department of Nephrology, Division of Nephropathology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Email: hamidnasri@med.mui.ac.ir

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Introduction: Few studies are available regarding the various promoting factors of H. pylori infection in kidney disease patients especially renal transplant individuals.

Objectives: This study was therefore conducted to examine the association of serum magnesium with H. pylori infection among kidney transplant patients. This cross-sectional investigation was conducted on a group of stable kidney transplant patients. Peripheral venous blood samples were collected for biochemical analysis after an overnight fast, Also urea breath test (UBT) was conducted for patients.

Patients and Methods: A total of 50 cases was enrolled to the study. Mean serum magnesium value of the patients was 1.98 ± 0.62 mg/dl. Serum magnesium level in positive H. pylori patients was more than negative H. pylori patients (p=0.0005). In this study population, there was no significant difference in serum intact PTH, calcium, alkaline phosphatase, albumin levels and body mass index (BMI) between males and females or H. pylori positive and H. pylori negative subjects (p>0.5).

Conclusion: It is possible that, magnesium aggravates H. pylori infection in kidney transplant patients through the mechanisms like hemodialysis, which we had reported previously. However, more studies are necessary to prove the association of magnesium with H. pylori infection in renal transplant patients and finding the clinical relevance of our findings.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

It is possible that, magnesium aggravates H. pylori infection in kidney transplant patients through the mechanisms like hemodialysis, which we had reported previously. However, more studies are necessary to prove the association of magnesium with H. pylori infection in renal transplant patients and finding the clinical relevance of our findings.

Please cite this paper as: Hafizi M, Mardani S, Borhani A, Ahmadi A, Nasri P, Nasri H.Association of helicobacter pylori infection with serum magnesium in kidney transplant patients . J Renal Inj Prev 2014; 3(4): 101-105. DOI: 10.12861/jrip.2014.29

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