Osawende told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Benin that peptic
ulcer is a sore that develops on the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine,' which could be prevented through early treatment.
"Our findings show a tremendous need for health care practitioners to inquire about ongoing aspirin use and to counsel patients about the balance of benefits and harms, especially among older adults and those with prior peptic
ulcer disease," the authors write.
The data regarding age; sex; comorbid diseases; use of NSAIDs, antiaggregant, and/or anticoagulants; PPI; history of peptic
ulcer and ulcer-related bleeding; Helicobacter pylori status; the length of hospital stay; the management of bleeding; and the amount of erythrocyte suspension transfused were retrospectively recorded.
Earlier studies done at the hospitals showed "Peptic
Ulcer to be a dreadful disease with high rates of serious complications, hemorrhages, perforations etc." Dr Fry's studies done on a vast scale in the primary care settings revealed a large number of peptic
ulcer patients were having mild to moderate symptoms with much lower incidence of complications.
pylori infection in Indian population is estimated to be about 80% but the data in patients with peptic
ulcer bleeding is meagre.
His triple antibiotic therapy for peptic
ulcers prevented 18,655 premature deaths and saved the Australian Government an estimated AU$10.03 billion (THEMA Report).
ulcers in children occur between the ages of 8 and 17 years (mean 12 years) (3).
So if you're suffering from a peptic
ulcer and want to heal it while increasing the chances that you won't get one again in the future, try tocotrienols.
"Older adults are at particular risk for peptic
ulcers and their complications because they are more likely to take medications that have been implicated in the formation of peptic
ulcers," says Brijen Shah, MD, associate professor of medicine at Mount Sinai.
Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: the Role in Ulcerogenesis and Peptic
Ulcer Bleeding in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
Archimandritis, "Effects of Helicobacter pylori and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on peptic
ulcer disease: a systematic review," Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol.
Thus, antiulcer medication and presentation of elderly patients have changed in peptic
ulcer perforation (PUP) and, transforming the patient profiles with PUP in our era.