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Gastric acid inhibitors may prevent/heal oxyntic lesions by reducing blood demand
  1. Helge Lyder Waldum1,2,
  2. Øyvind Hauso1,2
  1. 1Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, St Olavs Hospital HF, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Dr Øyvind Hauso, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, Olav Kyrresgate 3, NO-7489, Trondheim, Norway; oyvind.hauso{at}

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We read with interest the paper by Demitrack and co-workers describing how inhibitors of gastric acid secretion had a beneficial effect upon gastric wound healing beyond the effect on gastric luminal acidity.1 In that context, …

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