|The effectiveness of packed therapy with three drugs in Helicobacter pylori eradication in Japan|
Sasaki, M., Ogasawara, N., Utsumi, K., Kamiya, T., Kataoka, H., Tanida, S., Mizoshita, T., Shimura, T., Hirata, Y., Kasugai, K., Joh, T.
|Primary Helicobacter pylori eradication rate using triple therapy (a proton pump inhibitor [PPI] + amoxicillin [AMPC] + clarithromycin [CAM], over 7 days) is showing a declining trend. In this study we report recent eradication rates and have evaluated the usefulness of a pack preparation of three drugs. H. pylori eradication rate was 85.1% (57/67) in 2004 but then fell to 75.2% (79/105) in 2005, 70.1% (68/97) in 2006 and 69.9% (58/83) in 2007. With the introduction of packs (lansoprazole [LPZ] 60 mg, AMPC 1500 mg, CAM 400 mg) the eradication rate recovered to 78.0% (110/141) in 2008. A comparative study in 2008 delineated that the eradication rate in the pack group (88.4%, 38/43) was significantly higher than that of the conventional group (73.5%, 72/98). These results suggest that packs of eradication medicine are useful in increasing eradication success.|
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