Indrek Miidla

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease remains a disorder of unknown etiology associated with abnormal function of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and other physiological co-factors of the pathologic reflux. Effective operations for reflux are designed to reinforce the anti-reflux barrier and alter the tendency towards abnormal reflux. We have postulated that(More)
Plasma levels of gastrin, adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and somatotropin (STH) were determined 24 hours after pylorus ligation and after pylorus ligation and vagotomy by radioimmunoassay. Pylorus ligation increases the serum levels of these hormones, while vagotomy inhibits the production of these ones. We conclude that the antiulcerogenetic effect of surgical(More)
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