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January 21, 1939

CHRONIC SUPERFICIAL GASTRITIS: CORRELATION OF GASTRIC ANALYSIS AND CLINICAL STUDY WITH GASTROSCOPIC EXAMINATION

Author Affiliations

PHOENIX, ARIZ.; CLEVELAND

JAMA. 1939;112(3):214-217. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800030024006
Abstract

The study of gastritis has received an added impetus with the introduction of the flexible gastroscope of Schindler. Doubt exists in the minds of many physicians as to what constitutes gastritis pathologically. Likewise the criteria for the gastroscopic diagnosis of this condition have been questioned. While clinical diagnosis of gastritis is possible, it is admittedly uncertain. It seems to us that the study of patients with a gastroscopic diagnosis of gastritis offers a logical basis of departure for the investigation of this condition. Like Benedict,1 Borland,2 Carey,3 Schloss4 and others, we have accepted for purposes of discussion Schindler and Ortmayer's5 classification of chronic gastritis into the superficial, hypertrophic and atrophic types. The adoption of a uniform nomenclature should aid in the standardization of diagnostic criteria.

The purpose of this investigation is to study the gastric function as judged by fractional gastric analysis and to record

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