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[Nuclear insulin assay after a starch and maltose load in chronic diseases of the pancreas: a preliminary note (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Galbiati, E
  • Parenti, C
  • Rossi, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chirurgia italiana
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1979
Volume
31
Issue
5
Pages
990–995
Identifiers
PMID: 396048
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a group of 48 patients with chronic pancreatitis the authors investigated the variations of blood insulin content after stimulation with starch and maltose, and compared these changes with the correspondind glycemia values. The two curves, practically matching in normal subjects, tend to diverge considerably in patients with chronic pancreatitis. According to the authors, since the assessment of exocrine pancreas function by common laboratory methods is none too satisfactory, this method may yield better appreciation of extant damage to the pancreas.

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