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1. Economic evaluation of empirical antisecretory therapy versus Helicobacter pylori test for management of dyspepsia: a randomized trial in primary care.
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OBJECTIVES: An economic evaluation was performed of empirical antisecretory therapy versus test for Helicobacter pylori in the management of dyspepsia patients presenting in primary care. METHODS: A randomized trial in 106 general practices in the County of Funen, Denmark, was designed to include prospective collection of clinical outcome measures and resource utilization data. Dyspepsia patients (n = 722) presenting in general practice with more than 2 weeks of epigastric pain or discomfort were managed according to one of three initial management strategies: (i) empirical antisecretory ... Read More »
» Published in Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2006 Summer;22(3):362-71.
2. Spasmolytic and tonic effect of Iberogast((R)) (STW 5) in intestinal smooth muscle.
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STW 5 (Iberogast((R))) is a fixed combination of nine medicinal plant extracts effective in the treatment of functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. The effects of STW 5, a combination of Iberis amara fresh plant extract, and other eight plant extracts as well as single extract components including extracts from Menthae piperitae folium, Matricariae flos and Liquiritiae radix, were assayed in guinea pig ileum with or without stimulation with acetylcholine or histamine, in order to find a possible effect on the contractility of intestinal smooth muscle. STW 5 decreased acetylcholine- ... Read More »
» Published in Phytomedicine. 2006;13 Suppl 1:67-74. Epub 2006 Sep 15.
3. Diagnostic pitfalls and accuracy of diagnosis in acute abdominal pain.
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OBJECTIVE: To identify the differential diagnostic difficulties in acute abdominal pain at the emergency department and during hospitalization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with abdominal pain lasting for up to 7 days were registered during 1997-2000 and re-evaluated one year after discharge (n=2851). RESULTS: Diagnoses with low sensitivity at the emergency department but markedly increased sensitivity at discharge were non-specific abdominal pain with a sensitivity value at the emergency department of 0.43, appendicitis 0.80, gallstones 0.68, constipation 0.74 and peptic ulcer 0.26. ... Read More »
» Published in Scand J Gastroenterol. 2006 Oct;41(10):1126-31.
4. Prevention of anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastrointestinal damage: benefits and risks of therapeutic strategies.
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Patients who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may develop serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects in both the upper and lower GI tract. Those at risk should be considered for prevention with misoprostol, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or COX-2 selective inhibitor (coxib) therapy. A coxib or an NSAID+PPI combination is considered to have comparable GI safety profiles, but evidence from direct comparison is limited. PPIs are effective in the prevention of upper GI events in endoscopy trials and in a few, small, outcome trials in patients at risk. Coxibs have been evaluated in ... Read More »
» Published in Ann Med. 2006;38(6):415-28.
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