The targeted screening and eradication of Helicobacter pylori

Purins, A, Mundy, L, Hiller J
Record ID 32011000739
Authors' recommendations: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) screening and eradication programmes may facilitate a reduction in dyspepsia related symptoms and may also give cost savings over the long term. A long-term study reported a reduction in health care system costs which was greater than the initial outlay for screening and eradication. No evidence supporting the hypothesis that the eradication of H. pylori can prevent cancer was identified. Long-term follow up studies are required. Given the potential links to gastric cancer and lymphoma, HealthPACT recommended that a Horizon Scanning report be commissioned, combining an assessment of rapid testing for H, pylori and screening for H. pylori in targeted populations.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Helicobacter Infections
  • Mass Screening
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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