Trends in Peptic Ulcer Disease and the Identification of Helicobacter Pylori as a Causative Organism: Population-based Estimates from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample

@inproceedings{Bashinskaya2011TrendsIP,
  title={Trends in Peptic Ulcer Disease and the Identification of Helicobacter Pylori as a Causative Organism: Population-based Estimates from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample},
  author={Bronislava Bashinskaya and Brian Vala Nahed and Navid Redjal and Kristopher Thomas Kahle and Brian Patrick Walcott},
  booktitle={Journal of global infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Peptic ulcer disease can lead to serious complications including massive hemorrhage or bowel perforation. The modern treatment of peptic ulcer disease has transitioned from the control of gastric acid secretion to include antibiotic therapy in light of the identification of Helicobacter pylori as a causative infectious organism. We sought to determine trends related to this discovery by using a national database. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patient discharges with peptic ulcer disease… CONTINUE READING

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