Diagnosis and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease: Present and Future Perspective

Byung-Wook Kim
2016 Korean Journal of Gastroenterology  
Peptic ulcer disease is one of the most commonly encountered diseases in gastroenterology clinics. After the discovery of Helicobacter pylori by Warren and Marshall, it has been identified as the most important cause of peptic ulcer. Eradication of H. pylori markedly reduces the post-treatment recurrence rate of peptic ulcer. However, as human populations age, the incidence of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases increases and consequent use of aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
more » ... drugs increases. Thus causes and presenting patterns of peptic ulcer have changed. In this review, I describe new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for peptic ulcer disease and explore future perspectives. (Korean J Gastroenterol 2016;67:318-320) CC This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
doi:10.4166/kjg.2016.67.6.318 pmid:27312832 fatcat:ilujupv2lrdmvmsufevjtxkdwa