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Gastric secretion and peptic ulceration in cirrhosis.

Fraser, AG; Pounder, RE; Burroughs, AK; (1993) Gastric secretion and peptic ulceration in cirrhosis. J Hepatol , 19 (1) 171 - 182.

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Stomach function and secretions are altered significantly in patients with cirrhosis, both with or without portal hypertension. This review covers the abnormalities of gastric acid and pepsin secretion, and gastrin release. Histological and endoscopic changes, and the impaired cytoprotection associated with cirrhosis, are discussed in the context of abnormal gastric secretion. In addition, the symptomatology and association of H. pylori, and treatment of duodenal ulceration in cirrhosis are discussed. It is clear from this review that additional studies are needed to further understand gastric function in cirrhotic patients.

Title:Gastric secretion and peptic ulceration in cirrhosis.
Keywords:Female, Gastric Mucosa, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Humans, Hypertension, Portal, Liver Cirrhosis, Male, Peptic Ulcer

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