Aggressive factors or altered protective capacity of the gastric mucosa in chronic liver disease.

This study was conducted to assess the behavior of various parameters involved in mucosal protection (mucus and prostaglandins) and of presumed aggressive factors (hydrochloric acid and Helicobacter (Campylobacter) pylori in 20 patients with chronic liver disease, with or without clinical and instrumental signs of portal hypertension. The two groups of… CONTINUE READING