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WSJ_Ulcers1993 - Study confirms most ulcers are caused by a...

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Study confirms most ulcers are caused by a bacterium, curable by antibiotics Bishop, Jerry E. Wall Street Journal . (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: Feb 4, 1993. pg. B4 A new study confirmed that most peptic ulcers are caused by a bacterium and can be permanently cured by antibiotics. A team of gastroenterologists in Vienna reported they had used conventional therapy to heal peptic ulcers in 104 patients. They then used two antibiotics to eradicate a bacterium called H. pylori in 52 of the patients. The researchers were able to monitor 50 of these patients for a year and found that only four suffered a recurrence of an ulcer. In contrast, the other 52 patients, who also had H. pylori infections, were treated with ineffective placebo pills. Of the 49 patients monitored for the following year, 42 developed recurrences. Hence, only 8% of patients treated with antibiotics suffered recurrences of ulcers, whereas 86% of the placebo-treated patients developed recurrences.
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