DONALD BERKOWITZ, M.D.; BERNARD M. WAGNER, M.D.; JOSEPH F. URICCHIO, M.D.
A variety of stressful stimuli when applied to a susceptible host have been recorded as provoking an ulcerative response in the gastrointestinal tract. Thus burns,1-4 trauma,5-9 central nervous system disease10-20 and fractures21 have been implicated in the past.
Surgery in particular has been well documented as an ulcerogenic stimulus.5, 6, 9, 22-30
Recently, surgical technics have been developed for the therapy of many congenital and acquired heart lesions. As a general experience, these measures are exceptionally complicated and have been applied to patients chronically and severely ill. Thus the combination of a severely traumatic experience applied to a host with
BERKOWITZ D, WAGNER BM, URICCHIO JF. ACUTE PEPTIC ULCERATION FOLLOWING CARDIAC SURGERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:1015–1023. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(6):1015-1023.
Cardiology, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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