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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 28, 2008; 14(24): 3855-3860
Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3855
Table 1 Inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteriaDyspeptic symptoms
Has recent OGD (duodenal ulcer; gastric ulcer; gastritis or non-ulcer dyspepsia)
Positive for H pylori on histology and culture or CLO test or 13C-urea breath test
Exclusion criteriaAge less than 18 or above 75 yr
Symptomatic gallstones
Treated with antibiotic or bismuth-containing drugs during the month prior to inclusion
Treated with proton pump inhibitor during the week prior to inclusion
Disturbed gastrointestinal physiology (gastric surgery; vagotomy; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; chronic ingestion of NSAIDs)
Concomitant serious disease
Concomitant medications that may adversely interact with the study drugs (e.g. warfarin, anti-epileptics)
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Childbearing age without adequate contraception
Allergy to drugs used in the study
Mental illness
Heavy drinking or abuse of drugs