Duodenal bacterial overgrowth during treatment in outpatients with omeprazole.

  title={Duodenal bacterial overgrowth during treatment in outpatients with omeprazole.},
  author={Michael A. H. Fried and Hannes Siegrist and Remo Frei and Florian Froehlich and Philippe Duroux and J. -B. Thorens and Andr{\'e} Louis Blum and Jim Bille and J. J. Gonvers and Klaus Gyr},
  volume={35 1},
The extent of duodenal bacterial overgrowth during the pronounced inhibition of acid secretion that occurs with omeprazole treatment is unknown. The bacterial content of duodenal juice of patients treated with omeprazole was therefore examined in a controlled prospective study. Duodenal juice was obtained under sterile conditions during diagnostic upper endoscopy. Aspirates were plated quantitatively for anaerobic and aerobic organisms. Twenty five outpatients with peptic ulcer disease were… CONTINUE READING
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