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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Peptic Ulcer [Úlcera Péptica]|
De Magalhaes A.F.N.
|Abstract:||Peptic ulcer is a common disease. The Helicobacter pylori infection and the use of anti-inflammatory drugs are the main risk factors. There is no characteristic clinical finding and some patients have no symptom. Epigastric pain is a common finding and is associated with food. The diagnosis is done by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic biopsies can identificate H.pylori. Eradication of the organism is the therapy of choice in infected patients. Drugs that inhibit acid gastric secretion can promote ulcer healing in almost all patients. The protom pump inhibitors are the most effective. They can be used in prevention of ulcer in high risk patients that use anti-inflammatory, as in elderly, patients with severe comorbid conditions and patients taking corticosteroids or anticoagulants.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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