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What does DU stand for?

DU stands for Duodenal Ulcer

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Exclusion criteria included any NSAID use prior to baseline endoscopy; being seropositive for Helicobacter pylori if baseline endoscopy revealed more than five erosions in the stomach or duodenum; any gastric, pyloric channel, or duodenal ulcer 3 mm or greater in diameter; or any esophageal ulcers or erosions.
H pylori infects more than half the human population and while infection is often without symptoms, the organism is responsible for chronic gastritis, and most gastric and duodenal ulcers (excluding ulcers related to the use of non-steroidal antibiotic-inflammatory drugs).
Researchers in Japan, where rates of stomach cancer are high, studied 1,526 patients who had stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastic hyperplasia, or dyspepsia (but no ulcers).
Recommended Dosage: 20 mg once daily for healing GERD and duodenal ulcers and GERD maintenance.