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May 1935

EFFECT OF JEJUNAL FEEDING ON GASTRIC ACIDITY

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TORONTO, CANADA

Arch Surg. 1935;30(5):875-880. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180110146010
Abstract

In recent years jejunal feeding has been recommended for the treatment of complicated peptic ulcer. Occasionally at operation for ulcer the inflammatory reaction is found to be so intense as to make any extensive surgical procedure unsafe. Some patients have undergone jejunostomy as a palliative measure to maintain them until a more extensive operation could be performed and under such management have improved clinically. Another method of treatment has been to pass a long catheter through the nose or mouth down to the jejunum and to feed the patient through the tube for a period of from four to six weeks. Patients who had not improved with other forms of treatment were said to have improved under this management. Since the acid secretion of the stomach is so intimately concerned with the treatment of peptic ulcer, any method of lowering this secretion would be of some value in the treatment

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