H pylori 1997: Testing and treatment options
Gary W. Falk, MD, MS
Member of the Department of Gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic, director of the Cleveland Clinic Gl fellowship program, and chairman of the Research Committee of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Address: Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, Department of Gastroenterology, S40, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
Although the discovery of Helicobacter pylori infection in peptic ulcer disease is revolutionizing ulcer diagnosis and treatment, the role of universal empiric therapy for infected patients with dyspepsia or peptic ulcers is not fully elucidated. This article reviews current thinking on the diagnosis of H pylori infection in 1997.