Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Recognize differences between ulcers induced by Helicobacterpylori and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in terms of risk factors, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, clinical course, and prognosis.

2. Identify desired therapeutic outcomes for patients with H. pylori-associated ulcers and NSAID-induced ulcers.

3. Identify factors that guide selection of an H. pylori eradication regimen and improve compliance with these regimens.

4. Determine the appropriate management for a patient taking a nonselective NSAID who is at high risk for ulcer-related Gl complications or who develops an ulcer.

5. Devise an algorithm for evaluation and treatment of a patient with signs and symptoms suggestive of an H. pylori-associated or NSAID-induced ulcer.

6. Given patient-specific information and the prescribed drug treatment regimen, formulate a monitoring plan for a patient who is receiving drug therapy to either eradicate H. pylori or to treat an active NSAID-induced ulcer or Gl complication.

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