Clinical Trends for September 2016

Ryan Syrek

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September 30, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (September 10-16): Helicobacter pylori

A busy year for a busy microorganism resulted in this week's top search term. A new review examined the extragastric diseases related to Helicobacter pylori infection that were described in studies this year. This includes an association with cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in Alzheimer disease, periodontal disease, and even diabetes mellitus. What's more, Dr. David Johnson, professor of medicine and gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia, recently tackled the "changing rules" of H pylori treatment. He explains drug-resistance patterns and describes the 14-day regimen of treatment now recommended at the Toronto Consensus Conference. This increase in related conditions and evolving treatment needs resulted in a surge in popularity for this week's top term.

For more information on H pylori, read here.

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