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Electrogastrography: methodology, validation and applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23350042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Electrogastrography (EGG) is a non-invasive method for the measurement of gastric myoelectrical activity. It was first discovered in 1921 and popularized in 1990s. EGG is attractive because it is non-invasive. However, due to its non-invasive nature, there have also been controversies regarding validity and applications of EGG. The aim of this review is to discuss the methodologies, validation and applications of EGG. Pros and cons of EGG will also be discussed in detail. First, the gastric slow wave and its correlation with gastric motility are presented. The association between gastric dysrhythmia and impaired gastric motility is reviewed. Secondly the method for recording the electrogastrogram is presented in detail and pitfalls in the recording and analysis of EGG are discussed. Thirdly, findings reported in the literature demonstrating the accuracy of EGG in recording gastric slow waves and gastric dysrhythmia are reviewed and discussed. The correlation of the electrogastrogram with gastric contraction is carefully discussed. Finally, applications of EGG in a few major areas are reviewed.
Authors:
Jieyun Yin; Jiande D Z Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurogastroenterology and motility     Volume:  19     ISSN:  2093-0879     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurogastroenterol Motil     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  2013-01-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101530189     Medline TA:  J Neurogastroenterol Motil     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-17     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA. ; Ningbo Pace Translational Medical Research Center, Beilun, Ningbo, China.
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