Testing to check success of treatment to eradicate H pylori

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.752a (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:752
  1. P S Phull, Senior registrar,
  2. M R Jacyna, Consultant gastroenterologist
  1. Gastrointestinal Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB9 2ZB
  2. Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ

    EDITOR,—Two letters1 comment on our paper assessing the use of dyspeptic symptoms as a test for eradication of Helicobacter pylori2 and cite work that is supposedly at variance with our results.3 4 The authors fail, however, to appreciate important differences between these studies and our paper. Both of the quoted studies investigated patients with duodenal and gastric ulceration,3 4 whereas we studied only patients with uncomplicated duodenal ulceration. Patients with haemorrhage and perforation were included in one of …

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