Clinical usefulness of gastrin response to protein meal in duodenal ulcer disease

L. Gottardello, E. Galeazzi, R. Pagano, R. Cannizzaro, C. Pasquali, G. Battaglia, F. Vianello, F. Di Mario, R. Naccarato

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Abstract

Conflicting data are present in the literature on pathophysiological role of serum gastrin and peptic ulcer disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate, in duodenal ulcer patients, the possible correlation between post-prandial serum gastrin concentrations and some epidemiological (sex, family history, onset of the disease, blood group status, smoking habit, alcohol consumption) and clinical (effectiveness of therapy, bleeding episodes) factors. The gastrin levels were expressed in absolute values and as per cent increase of fasting serum gastrin concentrations. As regards sex, the per cent increase of fasting serum gastrin concentration was significantly higher in females (No. 16) than in males (No. 60) at 30 and 60 minutes (192.25% vs 116.52% and 105.42% vs 40.96% respectively; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-547
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume80
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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    Gottardello, L., Galeazzi, E., Pagano, R., Cannizzaro, R., Pasquali, C., Battaglia, G., Vianello, F., Di Mario, F., & Naccarato, R. (1989). Clinical usefulness of gastrin response to protein meal in duodenal ulcer disease. Minerva Medica, 80(6), 541-547.