H. pylori eradication varies widely across Africa; antibiotic susceptibility review needed

The eradication rate of Helicobacter pylori in Africa varied widely by country, duration of therapy and type of diagnostic test used, underscoring the need for optimized treatment regimens, according to a systemic review and meta-analysis.“H. pylori eradication rate differs in different settings based on the type of regimen employed, duration of therapy and local antibacterial susceptibility pattern,” Sintayehu Fekadu, of the College of Medicine and Heath Sciences at Hawassa University in Ethiopia, and colleagues wrote in BMC Gastroenterology. “According to a recentRead More