Courtney Wason

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BACKGROUND The effect of Helicobacter pylori in patients receiving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is unclear. We investigated the effects of H. pylori eradication in patients with current or previous peptic ulceration, dyspepsia, or both who continued to use NSAIDs. METHODS 285 patients were randomly assigned omeprazole 20 mg, amoxycillin(More)
AIMS To investigate the efficacy of daily maintenance treatment with omeprazole 10 mg in reducing the relapse rate of healed erosive oesophagitis. METHODS Three hundred patients with erosive oesophagitis (grade 2 or greater) received omeprazole 20 mg daily for 12 weeks, followed by 40 mg daily for a further 12 weeks if required. After healing, patients(More)
BACKGROUND There have been concerns regarding troponin results accuracy between point-of-care (POC) testing preformed in an emergency department (ED) setting and laboratory testing. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of cardiac troponin I testing as concerns POC testing and laboratory analysis as a way to show that these results are(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori colonization and associated inflammation are influenced by local acid output. Infected subjects with acid-related diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are likely to have an antral-predominant gastritis. We hypothesized that long-term acid suppression would result in relatively greater bacterial colonization(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency Department (ED) headache patients are commonly treated with neuroleptic antiemetics like metoclopramide. Haloperidol has been shown to be effective for migraine treatment. STUDY OBJECTIVE Our study compared the use of metoclopramide vs. haloperidol to treat ED migraine patients. METHODS A prospective, double-blinded, randomized(More)
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