Dyspepsia results may not apply in primary care

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.811-a (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:811
  1. Brendan C Delaney (B.C.Delaney@bham.ac.uk), reader in primary care,
  2. Paul Moayyedi, professor of gastroenterology health services research,
  3. Richard F A Logan, professor of public health and epidemiology
  1. Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
  2. Gastroenterology Unit, City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B18 7QH
  3. Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR—Manes et al reported their trial of Helicobacter pylori test and treat v initial proton pump inhibitors.1 Their results in secondary care are encouraging in that eradication treatment for H pylori reduced the relapse of symptoms by 33% compared with a short course of treatment to suppress acid. However, we doubt whether their findings have any relevance …

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