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George Triadafilopoulos

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  • Control of intra-oesophageal and intra-gastric pH with proton pump inhibitors in patients with Barrett's oesophagus DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE Gerson, L. B., Shetler, K., Triadafilopoulos, G. 2005; 37 (9): 651-658


    A significant percentage of patients with Barrett's oesophagus (BE) will continue to manifest abnormal intra-oesophageal pH profiles regardless of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy.We conducted a prospective study in order to determine whether a change in PPI therapy would alter intra-oesophageal and intra-gastric acid suppression in BE patients.Seventeen Helicobacter pylori-negative BE patients (16 males, 1 female; mean+/-S.D. age, 63.5+/-13.2).Twenty-four-hour pH monitoring was performed on omeprazole or lansoprazole, followed by repeat pH monitoring on rabeprazole at a dose titrated for symptom relief. Patients completed validated symptom and health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) surveys while on and off therapy.Ten (59%) of the 17 patients had abnormal baseline intra-oesophageal pH profiles. Oesophageal pH monitoring values on rabeprazole were abnormal in five out of five (100%) of the omeprazole cohort and three out of five (60%) of the lansoprazole cohort that had abnormal pH profiles on initial testing. Intra-gastric pH control was inadequate in BE patients on all PPIs; the mean percentage time with intra-gastric pH below 4.0 was 46% on omeprazole, 71% on lansoprazole and 51% on rabeprazole (p=0.25). All of the patients demonstrated the phenomenon of nocturnal acid breakthrough while undergoing PPI therapy.Change in PPI therapy did not alter intra-oesophageal or intra-gastric control in patients with BE.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.dld.2005.04.013

    View details for Web of Science ID 000231965200004

    View details for PubMedID 15919250

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