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Meeting of the Academy of Medical Sciences
The Accademia delle scienze mediche met recently in Palermo under the presidency of Professor Giuffrè.Professor Rindone discussed the alkali reserve in gastric and duodenal ulcer, and its variations with relation to operative treatment and insulin therapy. The speaker reported a series of twenty-seven cases. He stated that in all ulcer patients examined by him the levels of the alkali reserve ranged within normal limits; only in an occasional case do they drop a little below normal. No direct relation can be established between the level of the alkali reserve and the status of the clinical evolution of the disease, the general condition of the patient and his changes in gastric functioning. As a result of an operation, the alkali reserve, determined from time to time up until complete recovery, shows no notable variation from the initial levels, or only in an occasional
ITALY. JAMA. 1931;97(13):942-944. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730130046022