US panel asks for sea change in peptic ulcer therapyBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.494a (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:494
- F B Charatan
Peptic ulcers should be treated by a combination of acid reducing drugs and antimicrobial therapy, said a 14 member consensus panel convened by the National Institutes of Health in the United States last week. The panel confirmed a strong causal link between infection with Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers and gastritis. No evidence was found for a link between H pylori infection and “non-ulcer dyspepsia.”
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The panel concluded …