Peptic ulcer surgery

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News: Peptic ulcer surgery

First PPI approved for ulcer bleeding   -  Dec 1, 2009
A proton pump inhibitor has, for the first time in Australia, been approved for the prevention of bleeding after peptic ulcer surgery. ... Pharmacy News

Which Patients with Dyspepsia Should Have Urgent Endoscopy?   -  Jun 15, 2005
...in whom one or more high-risk features were present (eg, family history, Barrett's esophagus, pernicious anemia, peptic ulcer surgery, known dysplasia). ... AAFP News Now

Gastroparesis.(Disease/Disorder overview)   -  Mar 1, 2007
Postsurgical gastroparesis is most often a consequence of peptic ulcer surgery with concurrent performance of vagotomy. The vagal nerves regulate fundic ... $4.95 - Southern Medical Journal - ECNext



Background information on Peptic ulcer surgery [When available]

A peptic ulcer is an ulcer of one of those areas of the gastrointestinal tract that are usually acidic. A more general term, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), is also in use.

Most ulcers are associated with Helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the acidic environment of the stomach. Ulcers can also be caused or worsened by drugs such as Aspirin and other NSAIDs. Contrary to general belief, more peptic ulcers arise in the duodenum (=first part of the small intestine, just after the stomach) than in the stomach. About 4 % of stomach ulcers are caused by a malignant tumour, so multiple biopsies are needed to make sure. Duodenal ulcers are generally non-malignant.

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