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Unformatted text preview: chose to study a period between 1996 and 2005. The number of gastric and duodenal ulcers as primary or secondary hospital discharge diagnoses per year for the 10-year span was collected from five large US hospitals. Collected data were analysed using Spearman correlation. RESULTS: No statistically significant trend was observed in the number of gastric or duodenal ulcers listed as primary or secondary discharge diagnoses at any of the five healthcare centres. CONCLUSIONS: Despite a decreasing prevalence of H. pylori and the increasing use of successful H. pylori eradication regimens, the prevalence of peptic ulcer disease and its complications has not changed. In the US other aetiologies, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may be playing a larger role than once thought. PMID: 17539981 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Sheet1 Page 2 author reply 500-1....
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