Asociación Española
de Gastroenterología

Pilar García Iglesias

El grupo de trabajo de Esófago-Estómago-Duodeno (EED) fue constituido en 1999 y desde entonces agrupa a los socios de AEG interesados en la fisiología y las enfermedades de los órganos mencionados, y recoge algunas otras patologías gastroenterológicas que pueden afectar a tramos más distales del tubo digestivo.

European Registry on Helicobacter pylori management (Hp-EuReg): patterns and trends in first-line empirical eradication prescription and outcomes of 5 years and 21 533 patients.
2021 219
Número de registro del estudio
PMID: 32958544

European Registry on Helicobacter pylori management (Hp-EuReg): patterns and trends in first-line empirical eradication prescription and outcomes of 5 years and 21 533 patients.

Nyssen OP, Bordin D, Tepes B, Pérez-Aisa Á, Vaira D, Caldas M, Bujanda L, Castro-Fernandez M, Lerang F, Leja M, Rodrigo L, Rokkas T, Kupcinskas L, Pérez-Lasala J, Jonaitis L, Shvets O, Gasbarrini A, Simsek H, Axon ATR, Buzás G, Machado JC, Niv Y, Boyanova L, Goldis A, Lamy V, Tonkic A, Przytulski K, Beglinger C, Venerito M, Bytzer P, Capelle L, Milosavljević T, Milivojevic V, Veijola L, Molina-Infante J, Vologzhanina L, Fadeenko G, Ariño I, Fiorini G, Garre A, Garrido J, F Pérez C, Puig I, Heluwaert F, Megraud F, O'Morain C, Gisbert JP; Hp-EuReg Investigators.

Gut. 2021 Jan;70(1):40-54. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321372. Epub 2020 Sep 21. PMID: 32958544 


Objective: The best approach for Helicobacter pylori management remains unclear. An audit process is essential to ensure clinical practice is aligned with best standards of care.

Design: International multicentre prospective non-interventional registry starting in 2013 aimed to evaluate the decisions and outcomes in H. pylori management by European gastroenterologists. Patients were registered in an e-CRF by AEG-REDCap. Variables included demographics, previous eradication attempts, prescribed treatment, adverse events and outcomes. Data monitoring was performed to ensure data quality. Time-trend and geographical analyses were performed.

Results: 30 394 patients from 27 European countries were evaluated and 21 533 (78%) first-line empirical H. pylori treatments were included for analysis. Pretreatment resistance rates were 23% to clarithromycin, 32% to metronidazole and 13% to both. Triple therapy with amoxicillin and clarithromycin was most commonly prescribed (39%), achieving 81.5% modified intention-to-treat eradication rate. Over 90% eradication was obtained only with 10-day bismuth quadruple or 14-day concomitant treatments. Longer treatment duration, higher acid inhibition and compliance were associated with higher eradication rates. Time-trend analysis showed a region-dependent shift in prescriptions including abandoning triple therapies, using higher acid-inhibition and longer treatments, which was associated with an overall effectiveness increase (84%-90%).

Conclusion: Management of H. pylori infection by European gastroenterologists is heterogeneous, suboptimal and discrepant with current recommendations. Only quadruple therapies lasting at least 10 days are able to achieve over 90% eradication rates. European recommendations are being slowly and heterogeneously incorporated into routine clinical practice, which was associated with a corresponding increase in effectiveness.

Keywords: helicobacter pylori; helicobacter pylori - treatment.