Antibacterial treatment of gastric ulcers

David Y. Graham, Mae F. go, Douglas O. Faigel, David C. Metz, Harry E. Salyards, Adam Harris, J. J. Misiewicz, Terry Fagan, Joseph J.y. Sung, S. c.Sydney Chung, Man Yee Yung

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Abstract

To the Editor: Sung et al. (Jan. 19 issue)1 reported that in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric ulcers unrelated to the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, “one week of antibacterial therapy without acid suppression heals the ulcers as well as omeprazole and reduces the rate of their recurrence.” The authors imply that they have proved that therapy directed against H. pylori, and not against ulcers, cures ulcers. There are a number of ways to accelerate ulcer healing without using antisecretory drugs (such as sucralfate or bismuth subcitrate). In our view, Sung et al. actually showed that two regimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-192
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume333
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 1995

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    Graham, D. Y., go, M. F., Faigel, D. O., Metz, D. C., Salyards, H. E., Harris, A., Misiewicz, J. J., Fagan, T., Sung, J. J. Y., Chung, S. C. S., & Yung, M. Y. (1995). Antibacterial treatment of gastric ulcers. New England Journal of Medicine, 333(3), 190-192. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199507203330312