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One week of esomeprazole triple therapy vs 1 week of omeprazole triple therapy plus 3 weeks of omeprazole for duodenal ulcer healding in Helicobacter pylori-positive patients.

Author(s): Subei IM, Cardona HJ, Bachelet E, Useche E, Arigbabu A, Hammour AA, Miller T

Affiliation(s): Department of Medicine, Erfan General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. isubeigi@hotmail.com

Publication date & source: 2007-06, Dig Dis Sci., 52(6):1505-12. Epub 2007 Apr 27.

Publication type: Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

In this randomized, double-blind, multicenter study, H. pylori-positive patients with an active duodenal ulcer (DU) received esomeprazole, 20 mg twice daily (bid), or omeprazole, 20 mg bid, with amoxicillin, 1000 mg bid, and clarithromycin, 500 mg bid, for 1 week (EAC and OAC, respectively). Patients received an additional 3 weeks of either placebo or omeprazole, 20 mg once daily (od), in the EAC and OAC groups, respectively. The intent-to-treat population included 374 patients (EAC, 186; OAC, 188). Four-week DU healing rates were similar in the EAC+placebo and OAC+omeprazole groups: 74% and 76%, respectively. DU healing rates at 8 weeks were 87% for EAC+placebo and 88% for OAC+omeprazole. H. pylori eradication rates were 75% and 79% for EAC and OAC, respectively. Both regimens were well tolerated. A 1-week regimen of esomeprazole-based H. pylori eradication triple therapy was as effective for DU healing and eradication of H. pylori as omeprazole-based triple therapy followed by an additional 3 weeks of monotherapy.

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