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Letter to the Editor
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 199-204

Medical Tretment of Peptic Ulcer Disease: Should the Emphasis Be Altered in View of Laparoscopic Surgery

ABR Thomson

Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Received 29 September 1993; Accepted 15 November 1993

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the past H2-receptor antagonist era, there was initially a lull as more and more ‘me-too’ drugs were developed. Then came the excitement of the proton pump inhibitors and the controversy of the pros and cons of moderate versus potent acid inhibition. The most recent explosion of knowledge has been in the discussion of pH versus Helicobacter pylori, but on the horizon is lurking the promise of the resurgence of the surgical option.