Fasting volume and acidity of stomach contents associated with gastrointestinal symptoms.


Acid aspiration in an important cause of anaesthetic mortality. 430 patients referred for gastric analysis were reviewed. According to observations made at endoscopy, patients were divided into 4 groups--no abnormality, oesophagitis/gastritis, gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers. The volume of gastric juice varied from 0 to 400 ml, and the pH from 0-8 to 8… (More)