BACKGROUND: After the eradication of Helicobacter pylori, an increased incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease and acid gastric secretion have been reported. AIM: To evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori-eradication on proximal and distal gastroesophageal reflux and acid clearance in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-eight gastroesophageal reflux disease patients (age range 18-61 years) were studied by upper endoscopy. All underwent esophageal manometry and dual probe 24-h pH-metry. RESULTS: Percent of time at pH<4 was significantly increased in the proximal esophagus of Helicobacter pylori-eradicated patients compared to Helicobacter pylori-negative (2.4+/-0.5 vs. 1.0+/-0.2; p<0.01); no differences were found in the distal esophagus (14.0+/-3.7 vs. 9.0+/-1.4%, NS). The total number of reflux episodes was significantly higher in the proximal oesophagus of Helicobacter pylori-eradicated patients (37+/-3 vs. 22+/-3, p<0.05). In the distal esophagus, acid clearance was significantly longer, both during total time (1.4+/-0.2 vs. 0.8+/-0.7 min, p<0.01), and in the supine period (8.5+/-2.7 vs. 2.7+/-0.4 min, p<0.05). No differences were reported in the manometric parameters of the two groups of patients. CONCLUSION: In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori eradication is associated with increased acid exposure of the proximal esophagus and delayed distal acid clearance.

Acid exposure and altered acid clearance in GERD patients treated for Helicobacter pylori infection.

SARNELLI, GIOVANNI;NARDONE, GERARDO ANTONIO PIO;CUOMO, ROSARIO
2003

Abstract

BACKGROUND: After the eradication of Helicobacter pylori, an increased incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease and acid gastric secretion have been reported. AIM: To evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori-eradication on proximal and distal gastroesophageal reflux and acid clearance in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-eight gastroesophageal reflux disease patients (age range 18-61 years) were studied by upper endoscopy. All underwent esophageal manometry and dual probe 24-h pH-metry. RESULTS: Percent of time at pH<4 was significantly increased in the proximal esophagus of Helicobacter pylori-eradicated patients compared to Helicobacter pylori-negative (2.4+/-0.5 vs. 1.0+/-0.2; p<0.01); no differences were found in the distal esophagus (14.0+/-3.7 vs. 9.0+/-1.4%, NS). The total number of reflux episodes was significantly higher in the proximal oesophagus of Helicobacter pylori-eradicated patients (37+/-3 vs. 22+/-3, p<0.05). In the distal esophagus, acid clearance was significantly longer, both during total time (1.4+/-0.2 vs. 0.8+/-0.7 min, p<0.01), and in the supine period (8.5+/-2.7 vs. 2.7+/-0.4 min, p<0.05). No differences were reported in the manometric parameters of the two groups of patients. CONCLUSION: In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori eradication is associated with increased acid exposure of the proximal esophagus and delayed distal acid clearance.
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