peptic ulcer


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Synonyms for peptic ulcer

an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract

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A peptic ulcer is an open lesion that develops on the mucosal lining of the stomach and small intestine because of the caustic effect of the gastric acids and enzymes in these organs.
This retrospective review of endoscopic and folder data from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2009 at a single tertiary hospital included 227 patients undergoing emergency endoscopic therapy for non-variceal peptic ulcer bleeding.
CHICAGO--Continued use of aspirin does not impair the healing of aspirin-related peptic ulcers under powerful proton pump inhibitor therapy, a randomized study in 160 patients suggests.
Chen Y-H, Lin H-C and Lou H-Y, Increased risk of low birthweight, infants small for gestational age, and preterm delivery for women with peptic ulcer, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010, 202(2): 164.
Markku Sumanen and his colleagues of the Health and Social Support Study (HeSSup) showed that the most common childhood adversities like long-lasting financial difficulties in the family, serious conflicts in the family and someone in the family having been seriously or chronically ill were common among peptic ulcer patients than other respondents.
We confirmed length heteroplasmy by use of cloning and sequencing and quantified hydrogen peroxide in the peptic ulcer tissue and blood cells with a Bioxytech[R] [H.
The age of the patient, clinical presentation, use of NSAIDs, and presence of H pylori, which has been found to infect at least 90% of patients with perforated duodenal ulcers, all play a major role in the management algorithm of patients with acute duodenal peptic ulcer perforation.
Most cases are much less worrying - sometimes people do not even know they have a peptic ulcer.
Both drugs can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and peptic ulcer disease.
Of the side effects occurring in temporal association with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), peptic ulcer disease is reported most often.
Once a lifelong condition that affected mostly men, peptic ulcer disease now counts an equal number of women among its victims.
The only sure way for doctors to know whether a patient has a peptic ulcer has been through the invasive procedure known as endoscopy, in which a tube is passed into the stomach from the patient's throat to remove a piece of tissue for analysis.
Using a combination of antibiotics to eradicate a stomach bacterium may finally offer a cure to the 25 million Americans who at some time in their lives develop peptic ulcer disease.
It is also of interest to note that some of the causes of acute pain, such as myocardial infarction and peptic ulcer formation, may be "silent," asymptomatic or misperceived as something else in one-third or more of elderly nursing facility patients.