Study explores factors behind recurrent H. pylori infection

Factors such as age, gender and initial treatment compliance may be as important as antibiotics in the recurrence of Helicobacter pylori infection, which is a risk factor for gastric cancer, Vanderbilt University researchers said. “Programs will be more effective if tailored to the demographics and community ecology of their target populations,” the study authors wrote. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/12)