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Cornerstone study for treatment of small bowel ulcers in aspirin users



“Misoprostol Heals Small Bowel Ulcers in Aspirin Users With Small Bowel Bleeding” is a cornerstone study that laids the foundation and provides direction for treatment of small bowel ulcers in aspirin users. It is the first to provide professional societies an alternative, potentially safer, approach for aspirin users presenting with small bowel bleeding. Results show that a combination therapy with misoprostol and an additional agent may provide the best chance of achieving complete mucosal healing (Gastroenterology. 2018 Oct;155(4):1090-1097.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.06.056. Epub 2018 Sep 5).
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Francis Chan of our Department of Medicine & Therapeutics and Faculty Dean. Prof Chan’s expertise is in peptic ulcer bleeding, helicobacter pylori, endoscopic therapy and colorectal cancer. He is the first Chinese scholar to receive the “International Leadership Award” presented by the American College of Gastroenterology for his outstanding and substantial contributions to the international gastroenterology community.
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