[Stress ulcer or pneumonia: effect of prevention with H2 blockers on gastric juice pH].

In a study with 30 consecutive ventilated patients in a surgical ICU, the course of gastric pH was measured for 24 h. Cimetidine, 1.2 g per 24 h, was given to prevent stress bleeding. In the course of the evaluation period complete alkalization was found in only 4/30 patients (high responders); 10/30 patients showed no alkalization of gastric juice to above… CONTINUE READING