[Controlled study with ranitidine for the prevention of recurrent duodenal ulcer].

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of maintenance treatment with ranitidine to prevent recurrence of duodenal ulcer disease. BACKGROUND Duodenal ulcer disease after complete healing by acid-suppression therapy, but without maintenance, recurs in about 50 to 90 percent of patients within 12 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty patients with healed duodenal… CONTINUE READING