Although there is no single focus to the work presented here, it is all relevant to the pediatric patient and draws attention to new developments in the field. First, the ongoing evolution of our understanding of Helicobacter pylori-associated disease is discussed, followed by an update on the effects of several systemic diseases on gastroduodenal function. New work is presented that further elucidates the development of the stomach and the duodenum and enhances our understanding of gastroduodenal motor function. Finally, the use of tube feedings and complications of omeprazole in the pediatric population are reviewed.
Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 1993, 9:938-942