peptic ulcer


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peptic ulcer:

see ulcerulcer,
open sore or circumscribed erosion, usually slow to heal, on the skin or mucous membranes. It may develop as a result of injury; because of a circulatory disturbance, e.g.
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peptic ulcer

[′pep·tik ′əl·sər]
(medicine)
An ulcer involving the mucosa, submucosa, and muscular layer on the lower esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, due in part at least to the action of acid-pepsin gastric juice.

peptic ulcer

Pathol an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining those parts of the alimentary tract exposed to digestive juices. It can occur in the oesophagus, the stomach, the duodenum, the jejunum, or in parts of the ileum
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pylon's effect on the stomach, they proposed that the bacteria were the underlying cause of gastritis and peptic ulcers.
Marshall doubted that his now accepted antibiotic treatment for peptic ulcer would help in her case, neither did they think it would hurt.
The increasing mortality and morbidity associated with peptic ulcer disease in elderly people[2-7] may be due partly to differences in presentation of peptic ulcer disease in elderly compared with younger patients, with the first manifestation often relating to a complication of the disease[12-14].
Peptic Ulcer Symptoms The first sign of an ulcer is usually a burning sensation in the upper-to-middle abdomen that occurs within one to two hours after a meal.
Compared with nonparticipants, the 12,530 (63%) study enrollees were significantly more likely to be female, be 50 years or older, and to have a history of peptic ulcer disease.
Early diagnosis using endoscopic management of peptic ulcer will definitely improve quality of life and help to prevent complications of ulcer like bleeding, perforation, intractable pain.
64 patients with peptic ulcer disease (47 duodenal ulcer, 17 gastric ulcer) and 71 patients of nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD) were included in the study (Fig 2).
On the basis of distribution channels, the global peptic ulcer drugs market has been segmented as hospital pharmacies, private clinics, drug stores, retail pharmacies, and e-Commerce.
Peptic ulcer perforation exhibits high morbidity with problems of wound infection, sepsis, and high morbidity noted in open group, which is consistent with previous studies.
For instance, SNPs of cyclo-oxygenase-1 ( COX-1 ), COX-2 , tumor necrosis factor-a ( TNF-a ), and interleukin-1[sz] ( IL-1[sz] ), which had been reported to be possibly related to aspirin-induced peptic ulcer, [sup][6],[7],[8] were chosen.
Amongst the pioneer researches on blood group O's association with peptic ulcer, the work by Aird and colleagues1 showed that people with blood group O are 35% more likely to be diagnosed with peptic ulcer than those with other blood types.