Post-cholecystectomy alkaline reactive gastritis: a randomized trial comparing sucralfate versus rabeprazole or no treatment

Giovanni Cammarota, Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini, Antonio Gasbarrini, Marcello Candelli, Filippo Cremonini, Enrico Celestino Nista, L Santarelli, M Gabrielli

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: At present there are no well-established pharmacological approaches in the management of post-cholecystectomy alkaline reactive gastritis. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of sucralfate versus rabeprazole or no treatment on dyspeptic symptoms and endoscopic/histological signs in a population of patients with a history of cholecystectomy and evidence of alkaline reactive gastritis. METHODS: Sixty dyspeptic patients fulfilling the following criteria of inclusion took part in this study: (1) a history of cholecystectomy; (2) no use of anti-inflammatory steroidal and non-steroidal drugs, or abuse of alcohol; (3) evidence of abundant gastric bile reflux at endoscopy; (4) endoscopic signs of chronic gastritis; (5) histological signs of chronic gastritis; and (6) absence of Helicobacter pylori infection. Dyspeptic symptoms were evaluated by means of a self-administered validated questionnaire. Patients included in the study were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups for 3 months: sucralfate, rabeprazole, observation. Patients were re-evaluated at the end of the treatment. RESULTS: Sucralfate and rabeprazole therapies were both able to significantly reduce epigastric pain, heartburn, bloating and halitosis. Endoscopic/histological signs were lower in both treatment groups compared to the observation group. CONCLUSION: Both sucralfate and rabeprazole therapies are effective treatment options in the patients with alkaline gastritis when compared with observation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)975-979
Numero di pagine5
RivistaEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2003

Keywords

  • Gatritis
  • cholecystectomy
  • rabeprazole
  • sucralfate

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