Volume 64, Issue 3 (1 2006)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2006, 64(3): 78-87 | Back to browse issues page

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A. Khodadad, Gh.R. Khatami, Z.N. Hatmi, H. Karami. Effectiveness of combination therapy with honey in H.Pylori eradication in Pediatrics Medical Centre. Tehran Univ Med J. 2006; 64 (3) :78-87
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Background: There are several million new cases of peptic disease annually. The disease has a various range of presentations. Gram negative helicobacter pylori bacilli is considered as an etiologic factor in this disease. Goal of treatment in peptic disease is eradication of the helicobacter pylori (HP). Combination therapy has been implemented in the treatment of this disease. Different modalities have been recommended up to now. In order to lower adverse effects, cost and drug resistance, researchers have introduced a new combination therapy in which honey is substituted for metronidazole.

Methods: A step II of clinical trial was designed. The sample size was 15 children. Diagnosis of HP infection was confirmed with histopathology. Treatment regimen consisted of omeprazole, amoxicillin, bismuth and honey. After a 3-4 week follow- up, eradication was evaluated.

Results: 15 children completed the follow- up period. Mean age of patients was 9.4 years. Treatment effectiveness was 80 percent.

Conclusion: Combination therapy with 3 drugs along with honey has significant effectiveness on HP eradication.

Keywords: peptic disease
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