H pylori infection and reflux oesophagitis

Kountouras, J.; Zavos, C.; Chatzopoulos, D.
June 2004
Gut;Jun2004, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p912
Academic Journal
In this article, authors present their study related to Helicobacter pylori infection and reflux oesophagitis, with reference to the a research published in a previous issue of the journal "Gut." During the study, upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic, histological, and clinical evaluations were made at baseline. Furthermore, upper gastrointestinal evaluation was repeated three months post-treatment. 18 of 37 patients, in whom H pylori was eradicated, had reflux symptoms on omeprazole compared with four of eight patients in whom H pylori was not eradicated. Authors suggest that H pylori eradication leads to better control of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms and improves oesophagitis.


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