• VIDEO: Examining yield of H. pylori biopsies after negative tests

    8 days ago - By Healio

    C. Jonathan D. Foster, DO, FACOI, spoke with Healio about the utility of repeat Helicobacter pylori biopsies in patients with previously negative tests.
    The researchers, who presented the study at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting, assessed the rate and yield of repeat endoscopic H. pylori testing in patients who had prior negative biopsies or prior negative urea breath or stool antigen tests.
    Results showed that only a small proportion of subsequent biopsies were positive for H. pylori among patients who had a prior negative biopsy. Similarly, the percentage of positive biopsies among those
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  • VIDEO: Vonoprazan-based therapy promising for H. pylori eradication

    VIDEO: Vonoprazan-based therapy promising for H. pylori eradication

    8 days ago - By Healio

    In this video, C. Jonathan D. Foster, DO, FACOI, discussed a study on the use of vonoprazan-based regimens for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.
    “This study was very interesting and is going to bring a new perspective to the market in the treatment of H. pylori,” Foster, medical director of gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy at Jefferson Health New Jersey, told Healio.
    In the study, the researchers evaluated the efficacy and safety of vonoprazan dual and triple therapy, as compared with lansoprazole triple
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  • VIDEO: Results from ARIAA study presented at ACR

    VIDEO: Results from ARIAA study presented at ACR

    8 days ago - By Healio

    In this video, Jeffrey A. Sparks, MD, MMSc, provides a review of the ARIAA study presented at ACR Convergence 2021.
    According to Sparks, associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, many have been “clamoring” for the results of this study, which is a prelude to the APRIPPA study, whose results are expected in 2022.
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