Link Between H. pylori Eradication & GERD
Results from a retrospective study have implicated
Helicobacter pylori eradication as a causal factor in the development of
GERD in some patients. However findings
of prospective studies have failed to demonstrate this association conclusively.
In fact a logistic regression analysis showed no significant association between
GERD outcome and H. pylori eradication and age, gender, alcohol, or caffeine
intake, or H. pylori genotypes (cag A, cagE, or vacA).
Sep 21, 2001 update
Recent Japanese studies show beyond any doubt
that H. Pylori is associated with gastric malignancies. Confirming that “ The
only good H. pylori is a dead H. pylori”.
Fox, J.G. and Wang, T.C. Helicobacter
Pylori - Not a Good Bug after All. New
England Journal of Medicine 345:829-832, 2001