Update 1990 pp 689-695 | Cite as

Prevention of Stress Associated Gastric Mucosal Erosions

  • W. L. Thompson
  • M. Cloud
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 10)

Abstract

Erosive lesions of the upper gut that occur in association with stress and complicate critical care include:
  • Curling ulcers (1842) classically are deep gastric or duodenal ulcers or both that bleed extensively and may perforate. Today this term is also used to describe multiple superficial erosions in the stomach that are common in patients with burn of one-third or more of the body surface.

Keywords

Ischemia Pneumonia Aspirin Histamine Prostaglandin 

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  • M. Cloud

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