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World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Mar 21;12(11):1770-3.

Effect of drug treatment on hyperplastic gastric polyps infected with Helicobacter pylori: a randomized, controlled trial.

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First Affiliated Hospital, Medicine School of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Provice, China. jifeng1126@sina.com

Abstract

AIM:

To study the effects of drug treatment on hyperplastic gastric polyps infected with Helicobacter pylori (H pylori).

METHODS:

Forty-eight patients with hyperplastic gastric polyps (3-10 mm in diameter) infected with H pylori were randomly assigned to a treatment group (n = 24) which received proton-pump inhibitor (omeprazole or lansoprazole), clarithromycin, bismuth citrate and tinidazole, and a control group (n = 24) which received protective agent of gastric mucosa (tepretone). Patients underwent endoscopy and H pylori examination regularly before enrollment and 1-12 mo after treatment.

RESULTS:

Twenty-two patients in the treatment group and 21 in the control group completed the entire test protocol. In the treatment group, polyps disappeared 1-12 mo (average, 6.5+/-1.1 mo) after the treatment in 15 of 22 patients (68.2%) and H pylori infection was eradicated in 19 of the 22 patients (86.4%). However, 12 months after the study, no change in polyps or H pylori status was seen in any controls ((b)P<0.01).

CONCLUSION:

Most hyperplastic gastric polyps disappear after eradication of H pylori.

PMID:
16586550
PMCID:
PMC4124356
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v12.i11.1770
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