The treatment of massive gastro-duodenal hemorrhage by the continuous administration of colloidal aluminum hydroxide (A Report of 144 Cases)
Summary and Conclusions
It is a harmless, non-absorbable astringent which is capable of hastening the formation of a clot.
By virtue of its antacid properties it can prevent the digestion of the clot by continuously neutralizing the excess acid in the stomach, without danger of alkalosis.
Because it is a gelatinous substance, it has the additional advantage of mechanically protecting the lesion.
As the result of continuous administration of colloidal aluminum hydroxide, both day and night, the delicate granulation tissue formed in the process of healing is not destroyed by the accumulation of acid during the night, and thus the lesion is permitted to heal.
KeywordsPeptic Ulcer Duodenal Ulcer Aluminum Hydroxide Massive Hemorrhage Continuous Administration
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