Aloísio Carvalhaes

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AIM Triple therapy seems more effective in curing Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with peptic ulcer than in those with non-ulcer dyspepsia. It has been suggested that this difference depends on the expression of CagA protein that is more frequent in the former. The objective of this study was to investigate a potential association between serum(More)
BACKGROUND Rebamipide is a gastroprotective agent with promising results against gastric damage induced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The present study evaluated if rebamipide protects against naproxen-induced gastric damage in healthy volunteers. Changes in gastric PGE2 tissue concentration were also evaluated. METHODS After a preliminary(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate whether the addition of 2 weeks of ranitidine to a 1-week oral triple therapy (OTT) regimen improved ulcer healing and H. pylori eradication. METHODOLOGY Two hundred and eleven consecutive patients with an endoscopic diagnosis of active duodenal ulcer (DU) and a positive antrum biopsy for H. pylori were enrolled. Those(More)
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