Gerald H. Tomkin, M.D.; D. G. Weir, M.D.
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Factors controlling the excretion of indican in patients after gastric surgery and in control subjects have been examined to determine the value of the measurement of indican. One hundred and forty-one control subjects and 150 patients who had had gastric surgery were examined. Indican and dietary tryptophan were assessed in both groups. Weight change, bowel movements, hemoglobin, and B12 were examined in the patients after gastric surgery. Fecal fat and small-bowel flora were measured in those patients found to have raised indican levels and compared with those in matched control subjects. There was a positive correlation between dietary tryptophan and
Tomkin GH, Weir DG. Indicanuria as a Screening Test for the Stagnant Loop Syndrome After Gastric Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:861. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-861_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):861.
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