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Biohit GastroPanel® test helps reducing unnecessary gastroscopies in pre-operative evaluation of the patients referred for bariatric surgery

22.02.2018 13:00

Biohit Oyj Press release, 22nd February, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. local time (EET)
 
Bariatric (obesity) surgery has become increasingly common in Western countries as the ultimate means to reduce the excess weight in patients with morbid obesity. In Finland, almost a thousand such operations are performed every year and in Sweden eight times more, 30.000 in France and more than a quarter of a million in USA. A careful pre-operative evaluation is necessary for all patients to assess the status of their stomach, usually done by gastroscopy and biopsies. A recently published study from Tartu University Hospital (Estonia) shows that almost one third of these pre-operative gastroscopies can be replaced by non-invasive biomarker testing with GastroPanel (Biohit Oyj)(1,2).  
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