Table 5

Histological characteristics of the antrum at baseline and at the last visit for those patients randomly assigned to omeprazole alone (OM only) who remained H pylori positive versus those assigned to eradication triple therapy (OM triple) who became H pylori negative

VariableScoreOM only (H pylori +ve patients at 2 y)OM triple (H pylori −ve patients at 2 y)p Value
BaselineLast visitBaselineLast visit
p values are for the differences in changes in status from baseline to two years between the two groups.
Data are number of patients with each score.
ActivityNone29403278<0.001
Mild3829386
Moderate679
Severe635
InflammationNone43830<0.001
Mild45344651
Moderate2535253
Severe575
AtrophyNone859173800.682
Mild1712169
Moderate3242
Severe2224
Intestinal metaplasiaNone616472680.113
Mild1312711
Moderate3233
Severe2122
Helicobacter pyloriNone31393384<0.001
Mild291833
Moderate766
Severe121612