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The effect of posture on the emptying of the intrathoracic vagotomized stomach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  953457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten patients were studied at periods ranging from 6 months to 25 years after oesophagogastrostomy and gastric drainage. Gastric emptying studies and overnight gastric aspirates in both the supine and erect positions were carried out. Evidence was found in these patients of increased duodenogastric reflux and poor gastric emptying in the supine posture. All of the patients had gastritis, and some had gastric mucosal ulceration. These findings have led to the conclusion that in the supine posture the combination of duodenogastric reflux and poor gastric emptying leads to gastric mucosal damage.
R A Hinder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-01     Completed Date:  1976-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Diseases / surgery
Esophageal Neoplasms / surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Gastritis / etiology
Gastrointestinal Motility*
Gastrostomy / adverse effects*
Hematemesis / etiology
Intubation, Gastrointestinal
Stomach / innervation*
Ulcer / etiology
Vagotomy / adverse effects*

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