Reduction of postoperative immunosuppression with ranitidine in patients with cancer of the stomach or large bowel.


OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of ranitidine on cellular immune response (and postoperative infective morbidity) in a homogeneous group of patients. DESIGN Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING University hospital, Italy. SUBJECTS 42 patients about to undergo curative resection for carcinoma of the colon, rectum, or stomach. INTERVENTIONS… (More)