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Table 3 Choice and efficacy of third line H. pylori eradication.

From: Efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapies: a single centre observational study

Resistance pattern Regimen Number of Successfully Percent
   patients treated success
     (95% CI)
Met – Res 14 days    
Clarith – Res omeprazole 20 mg bid 10 6 60%
  rifabutin 300 mg od    (30–90%)
  amoxicillin 1 g bid    
Met – Res 14 days    
Clarith – Sens RBC 400 mg bid 5 4 80%
  clarithromycin 500 mg    (45–100%)
  bid    
  tetracycline 1 g bid    
Met – Sens 14 days    
Clarith – Res RBC 400 mg bid 1 1 100%
  tinidazole 500 mg bid    -
  tetracycline 1 g bid    
Unknown 14 days    
  omeprazole 20 mg bid 4 2 50%
  rifabutin 300 mg od    (1–99%)
  amoxicillin 1 g bid    
  1. Regimens were chosen following culture and sensitivity testing after failed 2nd line therapy.