Duplicate breath testing to confirm eradication of Helicobacter pylori: incremental benefit and cost in 419 patients

Cesare Hassan, N Vakil, A Zullo, Carlo Antonio Ricci, D. Vaira

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Abstract

Current standards for establishing a cure of H. pylori infection require two breath tests taken at least 4 weeks apart, to be negative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1304-1308
Number of pages5
JournalALIMENTARY PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amoxicillin
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Breath Tests
  • Carbon Isotopes
  • Clarithromycin
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Female
  • Gastroscopy
  • Health Care Costs
  • Helicobacter Infections
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Urea
  • Young Adult

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