Peptic Ulcer Disease

Feb 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. pylori Infection [Article]

Peptic ulcer disease is usually caused by Helicobacter pylori infection or use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Find out how to diagnose the cause, as well as the available treatment options.

Oct 1, 2007 Issue
Peptic Ulcer Disease [Article]

Peptic ulcer disease usually occurs in the stomach and proximal duodenum. The predominant causes in the United States are infection with Helicobacter pylori and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Symptoms of peptic ulcer disease include epigastric discomfort (specifically, pain relieved by...

Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Update on Helicobacter pylori Treatment [Article]

One half of the world's population has Helicobacter pylori infection, with an estimated prevalence of 30 percent in North America. Although it is unclear whether eradication of H. pylori improves symptoms in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia, there is strong evidence that eradication of this bacteria...

Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Management of Helicobacter pylori Infection [Article]

Helicobacter pylori is the cause of most peptic ulcer disease and a primary risk factor for gastric cancer. Eradication of the organism results in ulcer healing and reduces the risk of ulcer recurrence and complications. Testing and treatment have no clear value in patients with documented nonulcer ...

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