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Previous studies have suggested that profound inhibition of gastric acid secretion may increase exposure to potentially carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds. The aim of this study was to find out if the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole (20 mg daily) is associated with increased concentrations of potentially carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds in gastric juice. The(More)
BACKGROUND Eradication of Helicobacter pylori provides potential cure in the majority of patients with peptic ulcer disease, and eradication rates of more than 90% have been reported, using omeprazole in combination with two antimicrobials. The choice of antimicrobials, dose regimen and duration of treatment have varied between studies, however, and an(More)
It has been shown that omeprazole treatment produces higher intragastric pH values in Helicobacter pylori positive subjects than in H pylori negative subjects. This study aimed to investigate the effect of curing H pylori on the intragastric pH in both the presence and absence of omeprazole therapy. Twenty four hour intragastric pH recordings were performed(More)
1. Thirty-five patients on continuous therapy with warfarin were given omeprazole 20 mg once daily and placebo each for 3 weeks according to a two-centre randomised double-blind cross-over design. 2. Blood samples were obtained once weekly during the run-in and follow-up periods as well as during the first 2 weeks of each treatment period, and twice during(More)
To test the hypothesis that Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with a decreased intragastric acidity during omeprazole therapy, ambulatory 24 hour dual point gastric pH recordings were performed in 18 H pylori positive and 14 H pylori negative subjects. There was a four to six week washout period between the two pH recordings made in each subject(More)
A modified rat hindlimb perfusion technique, aimed at studying factors of importance for glucose uptake at rest and during exercise, is presented. The modifications involved cannulation of the femoral artery and femoral vein in the groin, instead of the aorta and caval vein. This modification gives a number of advantages, among others the possibility of(More)
The activity of phosphofructokinase (PFK), citrate synthetase (CS), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), 3-OH-CoA dehydrogenase (ACDH) and cytochrome-c-oxidase (cyt-ox) was measured in right atrial auricle and abdominal rectal muscle biopsies from 24 children, aged 3-12 years, with congenital heart malformations. Twelve children had cyanotic conditions (tetralogy(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Omeprazole is less effective in healthy subjects than in patients with duodenal ulcers. The aim of this study was to determine whether Helicobacter pylori augments the pH-increasing effect of omeprazole in patients with duodenal ulcers. METHODS In 16 patients with duodenal ulcers, baseline intragastric acidity was measured before and 4-6(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) produces large amounts of ammonia. Based on higher readings obtained with an ammonia-sensitive electrode when compared to a specific enzymatic assay, it has been claimed that H. pylori also produces potentially toxic volatile amines. METHOD We measured ammonia concentrations (NH3) in gastric aspirates from 11 H.(More)
BACKGROUND Correa's hypothesis proposes that gastric carcinogenesis is due to atrophic gastritis and hypochlorhydria which permit gastric bacterial colonization, the reduction of dietary nitrates to nitrites and the formation of potentially carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds (NOCs). OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that omeprazole-induced hypochlorhydria is(More)