PECULIARITY OF DIAGNOSIS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GASTRIC AND DUODENAL ULCER IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS
Peptic ulcer disease remains one of the most common diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The article covers the clinical manifestations and diagnosis of gastric and duodenal ulcers in patients of different age groups treated in the gastroenterology department. The retrospective analysis of 205 case histories of patients treated in 2013 demonstrates the fact that the majority of patients were not tested on H. pylori- associated peptic ulcer disease and therefore there was a large possibility of a wrong choice of treatment. To solve the problem, there should be arranged the courses of advanced training in gastroenterology for all doctors involved. Besides, to avoid repeated hospitalizations and improve the effectiveness of treatment it is necessary to increase the patients’ compliance (the patients should be carefully instructed on compliance with recommendations given by doctors at discharge and taking medicines).