Peptic-ulcer disease
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AbstractThe discovery of Helicobacter pylori has greatly changed our approach to peptic ulcer disease. Bacterial, host, and environmental factors all have a role in peptic-ulcer disease. Although the prevalence of uncomplicated peptic ulcers is failing, hospital admissions for ulcer complications associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are rising. Evidence suggests that coprescription of NSAIDs with potent antiulcer agents and the use of highly selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors reduce gastroduodenal ulceration. Whether these therapeutic advances will translate into clinical benefits remains to be seen. The interaction between H pylori and NSAIDs is one of the most controversial issues in peptic ulcer disease. With the fall in rates of H pylori infection, the proportion of ulcers not related to this organism and NSAIDs has risen, which will affect the management of peptic ulcer.
All Author(s) ListChan FKL, Leung WK
Journal nameLancet
Year2002
Month9
Day21
Volume Number360
Issue Number9337
PublisherLANCET LTD
Pages933 - 941
ISSN0140-6736
eISSN1474-547X
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGeneral & Internal Medicine; Medicine, General & Internal; MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

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