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
SEGAL HL. CLINICAL MEASUREMENT OF GASTRIC SECRETION: SIGNIFICANCE AND LIMITATIONS12. 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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