Helicobacter pylori among patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia: issues to be remembered

Helicobacter pylori among patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia: issues to be remembered Letter to the Editor prevalence is at least 20%, but it is not applicable to Helicobacter pylori among patients with patients with alarm symptoms [3]. Economic models uninvestigated dyspepsia: issues to be suggest that in areas with less than 20% H. pylori pre- remembered valence, the test-and-treat approach may not be cost effective [3]. However, what can we expect from H. pylori a b a Rinaldo Pellicano and Marilena Durazzo , Unit of Gastroenterology, eradication? Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Molinette Hospital and Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Although worldwide data are heterogeneous, both in terms of prevalence and posteradication benefit, the Correspondence to Rinaldo Pellicano, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and European guidelines state that bacterial cure produces long- Hepatology, Molinette Hospital, Via Cavour 31, Turin 10126, Italy term benefits in one of 12 patients with H. pylori infection Tel: + 39 11 6333565; fax: + 39 11 6336249; and functional dyspepsia, and that this is better than any e-mail: rinaldo_pellican@hotmail.com other treatment [3]. Hence, treating this bacterium is easy Received 18 November 2017 Accepted 5 December 2017 and cheap but with deluding long-term benefits. For this reason, several systematic reviews consider proton pump inhibitor http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Wolters Kluwer Health

Helicobacter pylori among patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia: issues to be remembered

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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0954-691X
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Abstract

Letter to the Editor prevalence is at least 20%, but it is not applicable to Helicobacter pylori among patients with patients with alarm symptoms [3]. Economic models uninvestigated dyspepsia: issues to be suggest that in areas with less than 20% H. pylori pre- remembered valence, the test-and-treat approach may not be cost effective [3]. However, what can we expect from H. pylori a b a Rinaldo Pellicano and Marilena Durazzo , Unit of Gastroenterology, eradication? Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Molinette Hospital and Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Although worldwide data are heterogeneous, both in terms of prevalence and posteradication benefit, the Correspondence to Rinaldo Pellicano, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and European guidelines state that bacterial cure produces long- Hepatology, Molinette Hospital, Via Cavour 31, Turin 10126, Italy term benefits in one of 12 patients with H. pylori infection Tel: + 39 11 6333565; fax: + 39 11 6336249; and functional dyspepsia, and that this is better than any e-mail: rinaldo_pellican@hotmail.com other treatment [3]. Hence, treating this bacterium is easy Received 18 November 2017 Accepted 5 December 2017 and cheap but with deluding long-term benefits. For this reason, several systematic reviews consider proton pump inhibitor

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European Journal of Gastroenterology & HepatologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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