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One day treatment is as effective as seven to eradicate H pylori

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.0-f (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-f

Question Is a one day treatment of Helicobacter pylori as effective as a seven day regimen in patients with dyspepsia?

Synopsis The researchers recruited 160 adult patients with dyspepsia scoring 3 or higher (of a possible 20) on the Glasgow dyspepsia severity score (GDSS) and with a positive urea breath test (signifying the presence of H pylori). Patients were randomised to receive either a four drug cocktail for …

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