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Peptic Ulcer (Peptic Ulcers) Summary

Description: Ulcer that occurs in the regions of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT which come into contact with GASTRIC JUICE containing PEPSIN and GASTRIC ACID. It occurs when there are defects in the MUCOSA barrier. The common forms of peptic ulcers are associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI and the consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).

Also Known As: Peptic Ulcers; Gastroduodenal Ulcers; Marginal Ulcers; Ulcer, Gastroduodenal; Ulcer, Marginal Show All >>

Networked: 7831 relevant articles (428 outcomes, 784 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Peptic Ulcer

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Omeprazole (Esomeprazole) : 58 outcomes 66 studies in 338 results : FDA 25 Generic
  2. Cimetidine (Biomet) : 30 outcomes 46 studies in 293 results : FDA 57 Generic
  3. Ranitidine (Zantac) : 28 outcomes 37 studies in 160 results : FDA 63 Generic
  4. Proton Pump Inhibitors : 28 outcomes 25 studies in 227 results : IBA
  5. Epinephrine (Adrenaline) : 23 outcomes 25 studies in 87 results : FDA 93 Generic
  6. Sucralfate (Carafate) : 23 outcomes 14 studies in 103 results : FDA 4 Generic
  7. Proton Pumps (Proton Pump) : 22 outcomes 18 studies in 164 results : IBA
  8. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs) : 18 outcomes 34 studies in 410 results : IBA
  9. Famotidine (Pepcid) : 15 outcomes 10 studies in 71 results : FDA 72 Generic
  10. Histamine (Histamine Dihydrochloride) : 14 outcomes 11 studies in 176 results : FDA 1
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Diseases Related to Peptic Ulcer

  1. Hemorrhage
  2. Ulcer
  3. Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
  4. Stomach Ulcer (Gastric Ulcer)
  5. Duodenal Ulcer (Curling's Ulcer)
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Key Therapies for Peptic Ulcer

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  1. Electrocoagulation (Electrocautery) : 13 outcomes 13 studies in 40 results
  2. Endoscopic Hemostasis : 11 outcomes 13 studies in 100 results
  3. Vagotomy : 8 outcomes 24 studies in 543 results
  4. Light Coagulation : 7 outcomes 12 studies in 21 results
  5. Solid-State Lasers : 7 outcomes 7 studies in 15 results
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