Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped gram-negative bacterium involved in the development of gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcers, and gastric cancer.
Infection is strongly associated with the development of gastric epithelial and lymphoid malignancies.
Acute infection is mostly asymptomatic and is acquired through human-to-human contact via gastro-oral and fecal-oral routes.
Adaptability in gastric conditions and production of urease allow it to colonize the stomach.
A 10-day or 14-day sequential therapy strategy is more cost-effective than a conventional triple therapy in the management of patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, in addition to being more effective in terms of eradication of infection, as reported in a study from Egypt.
Helicobacter pylori-eradication therapy in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) leads to greater improvement in homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance but exerts comparable effects on hepatic steatosis and liver enzymes as compared with diet and exercise alone, a study has shown.
Individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) may be at risk of developing gastric cancer even after receiving Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapy, demonstrated a study from Hong Kong.
A 14-day course of reverse hybrid therapy is as effective as bismuth quadruple therapy in the first-line treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, although the former is associated with fewer adverse events, according to the results of a trial.
Genotypic resistance-guided therapy is no better than traditional empiric therapy for treating patients with refractory Helibacter pylori infection. Researchers found no significant difference in eradication rate between the two strategies when used in the third-line setting.
The increasing resistance to certain antibiotics in Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapies is associated with a reduction in treatment efficacy in Asia-Pacific countries, and treatments should be adapted accordingly, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
High consumption of fish and egg appears to be negatively associated with successful Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in H. pylori‒positive patients with gastritis and/or duodenal ulcers, a recent study has found.
Chronic pancreatitis patients taking antioxidants (AO) supplementation show a sustained increase in blood levels of AO, but no additional benefit is seen on endocrine and exocrine functions, markers of fibrosis, oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation, nutritional status, pain, and quality of life (QOL) when compared with those on placebo, according to a study.
Neither sleep quality nor step count had a bearing on length of hospital stay (LOS) following bowel surgery in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to researchers at the recent AIBD 2019 Meeting.
Use of ustekinumab results in clinical remission, with successful maintenance until week 48, and improves laboratory biomarkers of disease activity in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease (CD) who are refractory to antitumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy, according to a real-world study in Brazil presented at the 2019 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (AIBD) Annual Meeting.
Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not appear to have an elevated risk of lymphoma following treatment with anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) agents, according to a study presented at the recent Crohn’s and Colitis Congress 2020.