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26 Cards in this Set

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5 regions of the stomach
1. cardia
2. fundus
3. body
4. antrum
5. pylorus
What region makes acid?
What region makes gastrin?
Where are there pits and glands
Fundus and body make acid
Antrum has g cells that make gastrin
There are pits and glands everywhere
What are the 2 major gastric endocrine glands?
Where are they?
What do they make?
2 endocrine cells:
1. P cells: everywhere, make acid
2. G cells: in antrum, make gastrin
2 forms of Acid peptic ds
1. Peptic Ulcer Ds
2. Esophageal reflux
What is an oxyntic gland?
What 5 cell types does it contain?
What do these cells make?
Oxyntic Gland: pit covered by mucus glands

Surface mucosal cell: make mucus layer
Parietal cell: complex, make gastric acid
Neck cells: make acidic glycoprotein
Stem cells: make all other cells
Chief cells: make intrinsic factor
Describe Peptic Ulcer Ds:
Chronic mucosal defect with frequent recurrances
Gross gist of acid secretion
acid is secreted into the lumen of the gland from the parietal cells and is sprayed into stomach yielding acid tracts through the thick mucus
Link between peptic ulcers and acid production?
There is no strong link between acid and ulcers
Link between peptic ulcers and Hpylori
There is very strong link between ulcers and H pylori:
92% of Duodenal ulcers and 65% of gastric ulcers
Other causes are cancers, nsaids and –for DU ulcers- zollinger Ellison
Eradicating the bacteria --> remission of the ulcers
Zollenger Ellison
a cancer syndrome where the pancreas makes increased gastrin --> increases the amt of acid made
H Pylori:
What is the mode of transmission?
Where does it go in the stomach?
Risk factors that are corr with increased risk of Hp?
Transmission = fecal oral

Adheres to the mucus layer

Hp increases with age
Inverse relation ship to SES (suboptimal sanitary conditions, crowded living)
How does H pylori do its work?
1. Hp dows not invade but lives in the mucus layer.
2. It produces menay factors (NH3, LPS, urease and toxin) that allow it to live there
3. Urease takes Urea ‡ ammonia and CO2 Ë are more basic and buffer acid (allow bact to live)
4. This induces inflammatory cell
5. inflammation upregulates gastrin
6. gastrin --> increased parietal cell acid production by overwealming somatostatin from D cells
What changes are wrought by Hp?
1. changes the cell balance : increases g cell pop and decreases d cell pop
2. up regulates gastrin --> upregulate acid production
3. injects CapA and peptidoglycan in to the cells which activates proinflam genes (IL-1)
What is Hp associated with (if chronic)
Gastric cancers (but this req many cofactors):
Adenocarcinoma of body and antrum
Gastric lymphoma
sx of peptic ulcer ds
classically gastric burning pain that increases with not eating and decreases with eating

May also present as complication such as : bleeding, perforation or obstruction
Dyspepsia DD
Idiopathic dyspepsia
Delayed emptying
Biliary/Pancreatic ds
Mesentaric ischemia
IBD: gastroduodenal crohns
Muscular skeletal problem
PUD lab studies
gastrin level (rarely increase except w ZE),
acid secretory study
PUD structural studies
radiographic eval
PUD radiographic studies
Double contrast barium meal (detect 80-90%) but low sens for scaring

-->Useful for infiltrating ds and extrinsic compression
PUD diagnostic studies

noninvasive (3)
nvasive (3)
1) serology: cannot detect active ds just the exposure to Hp
2) Stool antigen:
3) Carbon labeled urea breath test: great as a follow up
-->pt ingest radiolabeled urea and if there’s urease there will be radiolabeled CO2 made which is measureable on exhaled breath

1) Rapid urease assay: take tissue bx and test for urease
2)Histology: pathologist can directly see bug
3)Culture: hard and not specific
PUD dx tx options
1. Acid inhibitory / Neutralizing agents
• H2 receptor antagonists = block parietal cell H2 R
• Proton pump inhibitors = very potent and successful
• Antacids
• Anticholinergics: block on parietal cell
• Prostaglandins: inhib acid but have high side effects.

(first two are std of care)

2. Cryoprotective agents: both are a little dated and the bold have replaced them
• Sucralfate
• Prostaglandins
Who's PUD to tx
No tx: feel bad (non-ulcer dyspepsia) or asx or any ds with no Hp
Tx: any ulcer
PUD Treatment regimen
Drug combo to prevent resistance and reach the bacteria in its mucus coat

2 antibiotics (or more)
PPI or ranitidine/bismuth citrate
PUD Treatment Side effects
Metallic taste (metronidazole): 30%
oropharynx/vaginal infect
malaise dyspepsia
psudomembranous colitis
When to surgically tx PUD
GI bleed
Scarring -> outlet obstruction
What PUD patients are controversial?
Controversial pts:
Those with a high risk of gastric cancer
Sx without ulcer
Long term antisecretory tx (PPI) --> parietal cell atrophy