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Wiad Lek. 2018;71(1 pt 2):128-134.

Effect of prolonged and intermittent treatment on the clinical course of peptic ulcer.

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Department of Social Medicine And Public Health, Higher State Educational Establishment of Ukraine "Bukovinian State Medical University", Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Introduction: The number of patients with peptic ulcer increases annually. According to published data, patients with peptic ulcer constitute about 15% of those hospitalized with gastrointestinal diseases. The aim: That is why we set the task to evaluate the methods of preventive treatment and to choose the most effective one.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Materials and methods: For this purpose, we selected 103 patients with peptic ulcer without severe exacerbations and complications from one region (main group) and 101 patients from another region (control group) for observations. Making diagnosis was based on the study of complaints, anamnestic data, physical examination of the patient, evaluation of the functional state of the gastroduodenal system, as well as the X-ray and endoscopic examination. The sources of the study were medical records of outpatients, control cards for dispensary surveillance, registers of temporary disability records, sick leave records and others.

RESULTS:

Results: Most patients, from both the main and control groups, who were on prophylactic treatment, noticed that they had an increased working capacity, normalized sleep, better appetite and fewer dyspeptic disorders. Patients in the main group for two years were on prolonged prophylactic treatment according to the method that we had developed. by us. Patients in the control group received an intermittent preventive treatment twice a year (in spring and autumn). In the complex of therapeutic measures the following were used: dietary recommendations, antacids, cholinolytics, multivitamins, etc.

CONCLUSION:

Conclusions: Prolonged prophylactic treatment is an effective means to combat exacerbations and complications of peptic ulcer and can be recommended for implementation in practice.

KEYWORDS:

corrections of the treatment ; diet ; intermittent preventive treatment ; peptic ulcer; prolonged prophylactic treatment

PMID:
29602919
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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