Helicobacter Pylori Eradication With a New Sequential Treatment

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
St. Orsola Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 18, 2005
Last updated: October 19, 2005
Last verified: March 2002
Eradication rates of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) with standard triple therapy are disappointing, and studies from several countries confirm this poor performance. The study aimed to assess the eradication rate of a new sequential treatment regimen compared with conventional triple therapy for the eradication of H. pylori infection.

Condition Intervention Phase
Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Non Ulcer Dyspepsia
Duodenal Ulcer
Gastric Ulcer
Chronic Active Gastritis
Drug: Sequential therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: High Eradication Rates of Helicobacter Pylori With a New Sequential Treatment

Further study details as provided by St. Orsola Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Helicobacter pylori eradication rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Compliance to therapy

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: January 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2001
Detailed Description:
One thousand and forty-nine dyspeptic patients were studied prospectively. H. pylori-infected patients were randomized to receive 10-day sequential therapy [rabeprazole (20 mg twice daily) plus amoxicillin (1 g twice daily) for the first 5 days, followed by rabeprazole (20 mg), clarithromycin (500 mg) and tinidazole (500 mg, all twice daily for the remaining 5 days] or standard 7-day therapy [corrected] [rabeprazole (20 mg), clarithromycin (500 mg) and amoxicillin (1 g), all twice daily]. H. pylori status was assessed by histology, rapid urease test and 13C-urea breath test at baseline and 6 weeks or more after completion of treatment.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of active H. pylori infection
  • Age >18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to drug administered
  • Liver or kidney failure
  • Pregnancy
  • Previous treatment for H. pylori infection
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00132171

Gastroenterology - Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital
Rome, Italy, 00153
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Orsola Hospital
Principal Investigator: Angelo Zullo, MD Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00132171     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 66/2000/J 
Study First Received: August 18, 2005
Last Updated: October 19, 2005
Health Authority: Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by St. Orsola Hospital:
Helicobacter pylori
Sequential therapy
Standard therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Duodenal Ulcer
Helicobacter Infections
Stomach Ulcer
Bacterial Infections
Digestive System Diseases
Duodenal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Peptic Ulcer
Stomach Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 11, 2016