A manual of modern gastric methods: chemical, physical, and therapeutical

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William Wood, 1900 - 175 pages
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Page 166 - Y-tube, connected with a single bulb attached to the stem of the Y, the ends of the glass tube being attached to the rubber tube, which again leads to each bottle— namely, the hot and cold water — the air is compressed in both bottles. The outflow tubes from the irrigators are connected with another glass Y-tube, the stem of the Ytube being connected with a single rubber tube. Hot and cold water can be used alternately by having a simple cut-off snap on the tube leading from each bottle.
Page 141 - The process itself is practically without danger if carefully carried out. 2. In all forms of chronic vomiting of gastric origin in children, irrigation of the stomach may be useful ; but owing to the practical difficulties met with in its application to older children, its use is mainly confined to babies. In...
Page 136 - ... piece of indiarubber tubing has been fitted; or a special spoon may be used, the sides of which are folded over near the point, so as to form a kind of narrow spout. The process of feeding must take place slowly, and regular pauses must be made to allow of swallowing.
Page 28 - The mixture is then heated until it becomes yellowish, and a few drops of a 5 per cent. solution of potassium ferrocyanide are added...
Page 19 - ... Then, when just enough water has been allowed to pass down to fill the tube, lower the funnel, let the water run into the pail, and the contents of the stomach are sucked up by the syphon-action thus induced, and may be caught, when they appear after the water, in a clean basin held for the purpose. If it is done carefully, little or no water enters the stomach, and hence the contents are not diluted.
Page 136 - When the fluid is bland, the first method is preferable, as the pressure of the rubber tube is itself a cause of irritation. The third method consists in the passage of a tube through the nose, pharynx, and gullet into the stomach. For this a soft rubber catheter, No. 12 or No.
Page 139 - The following are perhaps the most important conditions in which forced feeding proves valuable. 1. In the rearing of premature infants, periodic feeding, either through the nose with a spoon or by means of a catheter passed through the mouth, has been...
Page 137 - ... retching while the end of the catheter is passing the pharynx. When the catheter has reached the stomach and the retching has stopped, the food is introduced into it by a funnel or syringe.
Page 141 - In many cases one washing out is sufficient to initiate improvement in the symptoms ; in others the process may have to be repeated daily for several days. Not infrequently, an infant who has been vomiting several times a day for weeks, will cease altogether after one washing out of the stomach.
Page 56 - Mering.—This method aims at the exact determination of the total hydrochloric acid, the volatile acids, and the lactic' acid of the stomach contents.

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