A recent review (SE Crowe. NEJM 2019; 1158-65) provides a succinct summary of current H pylori management.
A couple of key points:
- It is essential to test for cure after treatment 1 month afterwards
- If retreatment is needed, use an alternative regimen
- In the discussion of treatment, Dr. Crowe does NOT emphasize quadruple therapy except in individuals with a clarithromycin resistance probability of >25% (based on geographic incidence rates) or prior macrolide use. She notes that in some populations that clarithromycin-based triple therapy had similar effectiveness as bismuth-based quadruple-based therapy. Table 2 lists the 7 ACG approved treatment regimens.
- It is noted that U.S. clarithromycin-resistance is between 21-30%.
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