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Comparison of the efficacy of irsogladine maleate and famotidine for the healing of gastric ulcers after Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy: a randomized, controlled, prospective study.
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PMID:  21073372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective. Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy alone cannot heal gastric ulcers in Japanese patients. Irsogladine has previously been shown to accelerate the healing of gastric ulcers after H. pylori eradication therapy. And we previously reported that histamine H(2) receptor antagonists inhibit gastric ulcer relapse after H. pylori eradication therapy. We therefore compared the efficacy of irsogladine with famotidine as appropriate treatments for ulcers after eradication therapy. Methods. Gastric ulcer patients with H. pylori infection (n = 119) were randomized to treatment with irsogladine 4 mg/day (n = 60) or famotidine 40 mg/day (n = 59) following 1-week H. pylori eradication therapy. After treatment, assessments of gastric ulcer healing were performed. Results. The ulcer healing rates in patients receiving irsogladine and famotidine were 85.2% (46/54) and 79.6% (43/54), respectively, and were not significantly different (p = 0.4484). In the famotidine group, the healing rate was significantly lower in patients who drink alcohol than in those who do not (60.0% vs. 91.2%; p = 0.0119). However, in the irsogladine group the healing rate did not differ between patients who drink alcohol and those who do not. Furthermore, the healing rate in smokers was significantly higher in the irsogladine group (88.0%) than in the famotidine group (59.1%) (p = 0.0233). Conclusions. Irsogladine and famotidine are both acceptable in treatment after H. pylori eradication therapy in gastric ulcer patients. Findings also suggest that irsogladine is more beneficial than famotidine in patients who drink alcohol and smoke.
Authors:
Kazunari Murakami; Tadayoshi Okimoto; Masaaki Kodama; Jin Tanahashi; Kazuhiro Mizukami; Mitsutaka Shuto; Hisanori Abe; Tsuyoshi Arita; Toshio Fujioka
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
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Created Date:  2010-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan.
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