Posted in H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori)
A Comparison of Clarithromycin-based and Furazolidone-based Bismuth-containing Regimens for H. Pylori Eradication
We aim to assess and compare the effectiveness of clarithromycin- and furazolidone-based regimens as primary therapies in eradicating H. pylori.
Treatments or procedures
Helicobacter pylori plays a pivotal role in many diseases such as peptic ulcer disease and MALT lymphomas. And the prevalence of H. pylori is increasing in some parts of the world. However, the eradication becomes increasingly difficult due to the growing antibiotic resistance. Bismuth-containing quadruple regimens are now recommended to serve as first-line therapies. Bismuth-clarithromycin-containing and bismuth-furazolidone-containing quadruple regimens are both in the list of the first regimens. And recent antimicrobial susceptibility tests showed us that the clarithromycin was increasingly resisted while furazolidone remained hardly resisted. The comparison between the effects of bismuth-clarithromycin-containing and bismuth-furazolidone-containing quadruple regimens is not so clear.
How success will be measured
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