Helicobacter pylori antimicrobial resistance rates in the central region of Portugal.

@article{Almeida2014HelicobacterPA,
  title={Helicobacter pylori antimicrobial resistance rates in the central region of Portugal.},
  author={Nuno Almeida and Jos{\'e} Manuel Rom{\~a}ozinho and Maria M. Donato and Cristina Luxo and Oscar Manuel Su{\'a}rez Cardoso and Maria Augusta G. Cipriano and Carol Marinho and Alexandra Fernandes and Carlos Calhau and Cathrine Sofia},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={
          1127-33
        }
}
Helicobacter pylori resistance to antimicrobial agents is steadily increasing. It is extremely important to be aware of the local prevalence of antibiotic resistance so as to adjust treatment strategies. During this single-centre, prospective study, we aimed to determine primary and secondary resistance rates of H. pylori to antibiotics as well as host and bacterial factors associated with this problem. Overall, 180 patients (131 female; mean age 43.4±13.5 years; primary resistance 103… CONTINUE READING
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