The majority of children presenting to primary care with abdominal pain develop chronic abdominal pain, with a median duration of 7.5 months.
Prolonged treatment with combination antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors resulted in an eradication rate of greater than 90% in treated patients.
Study supports the current practice of post-surgery H. pylori eradication in patients with perforated peptic ulcers.
Genome studies provide clues about variation in individual risk for H. pylori infection.
Researchers comparing scoring systems find considerable variation in performance and several factors that complicate direct comparison of systems.