[Gastric emptying in patients with chronic gastritis. Its relation to serum gastric levels].

Forty eight patients were evaluated to ascertain a correlation (if any) between gastric acid secretion, fasting and post prandial serum gastrin levels, gastric biopsy (antrum and fundus) and gastric emptying time after a standard test meal. The following conclusions were obtained: a) 57.8% of patients with atrophic gastritis and achlorhydria had evaluated serum gastrin levels; b) most patients with high gastrin levels had normal antrum on biopsy or showed only minimal inflamatory changes, while those with normal gastrin levels disclosed more pronounced histological changes; c) patients with achlorhydria had slower gastric emptying rates, and this was more evident among those with higher gastrin levels (though differences were not statistically significant). Further studies are required for a better understanding of the relationship between gastric emptying rate and gastrin levels in patients with chronic gastritis.
AuthorsM Schraier, M L Matute, P S Pest, O Ogawa, O Parisow
JournalActa gastroenterologica Latinoamericana (Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam) Vol. 9 Issue 3 Pg. 137-44 ( 1979) ISSN: 0300-9033 [Print] ARGENTINA
Vernacular TitleEvacuación gástrica en pacientes con gastritis crónica. Su relación con los niveles de gastrina sérica.
PMID532528 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Gastrins
  • Radioisotopes
  • Indium
  • Achlorhydria (physiopathology)
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Gastric Emptying
  • Gastric Juice (secretion)
  • Gastrins (blood)
  • Gastritis (physiopathology)
  • Humans
  • Indium
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pyloric Antrum (pathology, physiopathology)
  • Radioisotopes

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