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Author Milledge, J. S.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
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Language English
Abstract Small-bowel absorption was studied using the xylose absorption test in 16 patients with varying degrees of arterial oxygen desaturation due to either congenital heart disease or chronic lung disease. Xylose absorption was decreased in the cases with more severe desaturation. The correlation of xylose absorption with arterial saturation was significant. In nine cases hypoxia was relieved by either oxygen administration or surgery. Repeat testing showed an increase in xylose absorption in every case, the mean increase being 11·7%, which was statistically significant.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1972-09-02
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 5826
Page Count 2
Starting Page 557
Ending Page 558


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)