HARRY L. SEGAL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A decade of experience with tubeless gastric analysis technics has provided sufficient data to allow a comparative evaluation of intubation and tubeless gastric analysis procedures in clinical medicine. This paper will describe the rationale, indications and limitations of a proposed gastric analysis routine, developed as a result of this evaluation.
In the past, clinical gastric analysis has concerned itself largely with the measurement of the hydrochloric acid and, to a lesser extent, with the level of enzyme activity in the gastric contents obtained by aspiration. The degree of acidity has been divided arbitrarily into hyperacidity, normal acidity, hypoacidity and
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SEGAL HL. CLINICAL MEASUREMENT OF GASTRIC SECRETION: SIGNIFICANCE AND LIMITATIONS(CLINICAL MEASUREMENT OF GASTRIC SECRETION: SIGNIFICANCE AND LIMITATIONS*†)(CLINICAL MEASUREMENT OF GASTRIC SECRETION: SIGNIFICANCE AND LIMITATIONS*†). Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:445–461. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-3-445
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(3):445-461.
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