Gastrin Levels Following Thermal Injury

Thomas W. Newsome, Morris J. Asch, James E. Mcguigan, Basil A. Pruitt

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Serum gastrin levels have been measured in a group of patients with extensive thermal injuries. They are not altered by burn injury nor do they correlate significantly with burn size, sepsis, or occurrence of gastroduodenal ulceration. These findings are consistent with previous acid secretory studies and suggests that Curling ulcer diathesis is determined primarily by defects in the barrier function of the gastric mucosa rather than by abnormal acid production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-624
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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