Can the treatment duration be shortened in bismuth-containing therapies for Helicobacter pylori eradication?

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Etik D. O., Sezer S., Suna N., ÖZTAŞ E., Kilic Z. M. Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.30, no.8, pp.667-672, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2019.18793
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.667-672
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: The duration of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapy as a range (e.g., 10-14 days) is an ignored problem. There is no any particular treatment duration described in current guidelines, and the conditions for when to use 10-day therapy vs. 14-day therapy have not been elucidated. The aim of this study is to determine an effective and reliable H. pylori treatment duration in clinical practice. There were four different treatment modalities administered to groups, and success rates were compared.