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Advancing gastric emptying studies: standardization and new parameters to assess gastric motility and function.
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PMID:  22293165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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For many years, gastric emptying (GE) studies were performed using various local protocols and different radiolabeled meals. This lack of standardization and normal values made the test results unreliable and difficult to compare from one site to another. A recent consensus has been published that now provides guidance and standardization on how to perform a radiolabeled solid-meal GE study. It is widely recognized, however, that simple measurement of total GE of a solid meal often does not provide an answer to the etiology of symptoms for a large number of patients who present with functional dyspepsia. Advances in our understanding of the different roles of the fundus and antrum and their complex interaction with the proximal small bowel and central nervous system have led to the development of new methods to study gastric motility. This review describes how a more comprehensive approach to studying GE is needed and how this will lead to better diagnosis and treatment for patients referred for GE studies.
Authors:
Alan H Maurer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in nuclear medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1558-4623     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264464     Medline TA:  Semin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
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