Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Hourly sampling of gastric contents overnight through a nasogastric tube in patients with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage may show one of three patterns
Such secretion patterns allowed the final diagnosis to be correctly predicted in over half the patients in the series studied by Chandler et al.231
high night acidity, suggesting duodenal ulcer
nocturnal neutralisation, suggesting chronic gastric ulcer
achlorhydria, suggesting acute erosion or ulceration.
KeywordsDuodenal Ulcer Gastric Ulcer Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage Nasogastric Tube Gastric Secretion
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© J. H. Baron 1978