Diagnostic evaluation: gastric acid secretion and pH.

  • Simon J. Rune
  • Published 1988 in
    Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology…
The diagnostic value of gastric secretion tests has been found to be lower than what was previously believed. Thus basal and stimulated acid output is normal in most ulcer patients, and this is also so for gastric and duodenal pH. Gastric acid secretion does not separate patients with rapid recurrence after medical treatment from those with a long period of… CONTINUE READING