Practice patterns for peptic ulcer disease: are family physicians testing for H. pylori?

@article{Zoorob1999PracticePF,
  title={Practice patterns for peptic ulcer disease: are family physicians testing for H. pylori?},
  author={Roger J. Zoorob and Glenn N. Jones and Arch G. Mainous and Michael D. Hagen},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={1999},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={243-8}
}
BACKGROUND Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a problem common in family medicine. Recent evidence of Helicobacter pylori as an etiological agent of PUD has led to National Institutes of Health recommendations for treatment to eradicate H. pylori through antibiotic therapy. The purpose of this study is to examine practice patterns of family physicians in treating PUD, their use of H. pylori testing, and knowledge of current recommendations for PUD. MATERIALS AND METHODS A mail survey was sent to a… CONTINUE READING