Objective: To evaluate, prospectively, whether omeprazole and amoxycillin eradicate Helicobacter pylori and prevent duodenal ulcer relapse. Patients and Methods: This prospective multicentre trial included 53 patients. Twenty-nine H. pylori-positive patients were treated with omeprazole for 4 weeks (group A) and the remaining 24 received amoxycillin plus omeprazole for 2 weeks. Eradication of H. pylori was evaluated using the rapid urease test and histological examination. Results: Six months after the end of therapy, H. pylori was eradicated in two out of 23 patients (9%) from group A and 10 out of 21 (48%) from group B. The ulcer relapse rate was 68% (n = 15) for patients from group A and 17% (n = 3) for those from group B. Conclusion: Our regimen eradicated H. pylori in half of our patients and is effective in preventing ulcer relapse with few adverse events.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- Duodenal ulcer
- Helicobacter pylori
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