• Top stories in gastroenterology: Bismuth helps eradicate Helicobacter pylori, costs decrease after gastroesophageal reflux disease procedure

    One year ago - By Healio

    Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were data that showed adding bismuth salts to a triple therapy of proton pump inhibitors, amoxicillin and clarithromycin helped eradicate Helicobacter pylori infection and a study that found treating patients with a gastroesophageal reflux procedure helped reduce disease-related and overall medical costs.
    Other highlights included a study that concluded chronic diarrhea and constipation were more common in patients with depression, research that found administering cognitive behavioral therapy over the telephone and on the internet were both
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