Low efficacy of levofloxacin-doxycycline-based third-line triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication in Italy
Omero Alessandro Paoluzi, Giovanna Del Vecchio Blanco, Emanuela Visconti, Manuela Coppola, Francesco Pallone, Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University Tor Vergata, 00133 Roma, Italy
Carla Fontana, Marco Favaro, Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, University Tor Vergata, 00133 Roma, Italy
Author contributions: Paoluzi OA and Del Vecchio Blanco G contributed equally to this work; Visconti E and Coppola M conducted clinical activities; Fontana C and Favaro M performed microbiology assessments; Pallone F contributed to write the paper.
Informed consent: All study participants or their legal guardian provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
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Correspondence to: Omero Alessandro Paoluzi, MD, Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Roma, Italy. email@example.com
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Received: December 18, 2014
Peer-review started: December 18, 2014
First decision: January 8, 2015
Revised: January 23, 2015
Accepted: February 13, 2015
Article in press: February 13, 2015
Published online: June 7, 2015