Do concomitant diseases and therapies affect the persistence of ulcer symptoms in the elderly?

@article{Mario1996DoCD,
  title={Do concomitant diseases and therapies affect the persistence of ulcer symptoms in the elderly?},
  author={Dr. Francesco Di Mario and Gioacchino Leandro and Giuseppe Battaglia and Alberto Pilotto and Pierluigi Del Santo and Fabio Vianello and Marilisa Franceschi and Marina Ferrana and Tiziana Dal Bianco and Sergio Vigneri},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={41},
  pages={17-21}
}
Risk factors of slow healing were previously researched in a large sample of duodenal (DU) and gastric ulcer (GU) patients over 65 years of age; persistence of ulcer symptoms was proven the most reliable factor in predicting nonhealing ulcer, while ulcer size was of importance only for DU. We aimed to complete the analysis, with a more careful evaluation of concomitant diseases and therapies. Ranitidine 300 mg daily was given for four to eight weeks to 310 GU and 699 DU patients. Ninety-three… CONTINUE READING