Effect of Ramadan on peptic ulcer complications.

  title={Effect of Ramadan on peptic ulcer complications.},
  author={O D{\"o}nderici and Ahmet Temizhan and T K{\"u}ç{\"u}kbaş and Eric Eskioglu},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={29 7},
BACKGROUND Fasting during the month of Ramadan provides researchers with a good opportunity to study experimental hunger. METHODS The case histories of patients brought to Ankara Numune Hospital and hospitalized there because of peptic ulcer complaints during the period 1987-92 were retrospectively studied. RESULTS The ratio of peptic ulcer complications was in all the years of the study higher during Ramadan than during the periods before Ramadan (0.05 > p > 0.01) and after Ramadan (0.1… CONTINUE READING
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