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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Levofloxacin versus clarithromycin for Helicobacter pylori eradication: are 14 day regimens better than 10 day regimens?

Characteristic Levofloxacin,
n = 145
Clarithromycin,
n = 100
P value
Age 44.8 ± 12.9 45.7 ± 13.9 0.6
Sex (female) 89 (61.4) 60 (60) 0.8
Diagnostic test    
• CLO test
• Histopathology
• Stool antigen
51 (35.2)
71 (49)
23 (15.9)
42 (42)
48 (48)
10 (10)
0.3
Follow up test    
• CLO test
• Histopathology
• Stool antigen
10 (6.9)
14 (9.7)
121 (83.4)
7 (7)
16 (16)
77 (77)
0.3
Diabetes 28 (19.3) 24 (24) 0.4
EGD findings    
• Esophagus
• Stomach
• Duodenum
• Multisite
• None
2 (1.4)
65 (44.8)
7 (4.8)
22 (15.2)
49 (33.8)
1 (1)
54 (54)
3 (3)
20 (20)
22 (22)
0.3
Duration of the therapy    
• 10 days
• 14 days
51 (35.2)
94 (64.8)
17 (18)
83 (83)
0.002
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD or n (%)
  2. CLO Campylobacter-like organism test (rapid urease test), EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy