Discussion continues on the role of Helicobacter pylori. The following deba
te provides a venue to examine 2 sides of this complicated issue. Dr. Vakil
presents evidence that the eradication of H pylori will improve patients'
health, while Dr. Co introduces evidence that suggests the presence of H py
lori can be beneficial in particular cases. These clinicians also discuss t
he issue of whether to test and treat for H pylori and the role of H pylori
in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.