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OBJECTIVE:Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the accepted method for long-term enteral nutrition. Recent studies have suggested a higher mortality than was initially reported. The demands for gastrostomy insertion have risen, encompassing indications where the long-term outcomes are uncertain. We, therefore, constructed guidelines to try and(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)
AIM To use an evidence-based approach to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the treatments available for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or in clinical development, in Europe. A separate review appraises the evidence for the efficacy of these therapies. METHODS A literature search (for 1980 to 2005) was completed for all relevant clinical trial data(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori eradication with omeprazole, amoxycillin, and metronidazole is both effective and inexpensive. However, eradication rates with different dosages and dosing vary, and data on the impact of resistance are sparse. In this study, three different dosages of omeprazole, amoxycillin, and metronidazole were compared, and the influence(More)
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