BACKGROUND: Treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) as a major cause of gastric diseases is of utmost concern.We aimed to assess efficacy of triple therapy (amoxicillin, clarithromycin and pantoprazole) plus probiotic yogurt (PY) on eradication of H.pylori.
METHODS: Total 102 H. pylori positive patients were divided to 3 groups equally and randomly. For treatment of each group Amoxicillin, clarithromycin and pantoprazole were used. Group A had additional PY, Group B ordinary low fat yogurt and Group C just had triple therapy in their regimen as well. These groups were compared regarding treatment success.
RESULTS: Total number of 88 patients finished the treatment course. The most common experienced side effects were dysgeusia in groups A and B (25.8% and 32.3%, respectively), and dysgeusia with diarrhea and abdominal pain (30.8%) in group C. Eradication rate was, respectively, 61.3%, 64.5% and 71.3% in group A, B and C of which difference was not statistically significant (P> 0.05). However, the difference between 3 groups in regard to education level was statistically significant (P=0.005).
CONCLUSION: PY enriched triple therapy has decreased side effects of antibiotics consumption; however, this has no impact on eradication of Hpylori. PY and triple therapy can be used concomitantly to increase the patient tolerance.
|Tidsskrift||Iranian Red Crescent medical journal|
|Status||Udgivet - okt. 2012|