Colloidal aluminum hydroxide in the treatment of peptic ulcer
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1. A brief abstract of the case histories selected from 24 patients affected with peptic ulcer, all of whom were treated with colloidal aluminum hydroxide, is presented.
2. All but one of the 24 patients have had complete relief of symptoms. The one exception is the patient, presented as Case 14 in the chart, who has been sick for 20 years and had only slight X-ray improvement in 60 days. Three showed a gradual relief of symptoms so that it is difficult to say in how many days they became symptom-free. The remaining 20 showed a prompt relief that could be accurately measured in days, their average time for relief of pain being 3.0 days. Only three required longer than four days. Lessening of pain always started at once upon the institution of treatment.
3. Of the 16 patients who have been re-rayed, 13 (nine duodenal and 4 gastric) showed disappearance of their ulcer in an average of 30 days. One duodenal ulcer was not improved in 12 days, while another duodenal ulcer showed improvement in 60 days. One gastric ulcer with accessory pocket formation showed improvement in 11 days and almost complete disappearance of the pocket in 49 days.
KeywordsPeptic Ulcer Duodenal Ulcer Gastric Ulcer Aluminum Hydroxide Soft Diet
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