#322 H. Pylori Infection

Feb 21, 2022, 08:00 AM

Say hi and bye to H. pylori infections! We review the basics of H. pylori screening, refresh your memory on testing basics, discuss treatment strategies, and talk through eradication testing with gastroenterologist Dr. George Saffouri (@gbsaff). 

A special thanks to our listener Ana Maria Keilhauer Varona (@KeilhauerMa) of @UFMedu who pitched this episode. Her hard work formed the basis for our script! 

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  • Pitch Writer and Initial Script: Ana Maria Keilhauer Varona 
  • Producer, Writer, Show Notes, Infographic, Cover Art: Beth Garbitelli
  • Script Co-Writer: Elena Gibson, MD
  • Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP, Beth Garbitelli
  • Reviewer: Emi Okamoto, MD
  • Executive Producer: Beth Garbitelli
  • Showrunner: Matthew Watto MD, FACP
  • Editor: Clair Morgan of nodderly.com
  • Guest: George Saffouri, MD
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Show Segments

  • Intro, disclaimer, pitch contest winner, guest bio
  • Guest one-liner, Picks of the Week 
  • Case from Kashlak; Conceptualizing gastritis vs. dyspepsia
  • When to screen for h.pylori
  • Gastric cancer and h.pylori infection
  • Cultural competency in screening
  • Other indications for h.pylori testing, ITP and h.pylori
  • How to test
  • Treatment modalities
  • Eradication testing, persistent infection