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dc.contributor.authorHorowitz, M.en
dc.contributor.authorFraser, R.en
dc.date.issued1995en
dc.identifier.citationScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 1995; 30(213):7-16en
dc.identifier.issn0036-5521en
dc.identifier.issn1751-1895en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/9149-
dc.description.abstractGastroparesis occurs frequently and may be associated with gastrointestinal symptoms, impaired oral drug absorption and, in diabetic patients, poor blood glucose control. Although current knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for delayed gastric emptying is limited, it is clear that gastroparesis arises from a spectrum of motor dysfunctions. There is a poor correlation between symptoms and delay in gastric emptying, and objective measurement is therefore required for the diagnosis of gastroparesis. Scintigraphic measurement of gastric emptying is at present the only clinically applicable method, although other techniques, particularly radioisotopic breath tests and ultrasound, show considerable promise. Therapy with the prokinetic drugs, cisapride, domperidone, metoclopramide, and erythromycin, forms the mainstay of treatment. Although there have been few formal comparisons, cisapride is considered to be the drug of first choice. Current knowledge of the etiology, pathophysiology, investigation, and treatment of gastroparesis is discussed in this review.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversitetsforlageren
dc.subjectHumans; Gastroparesis; Treatment Outcome; Gastric Emptyingen
dc.titleGastroparesis: Diagnosis and managementen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030004752en
dc.identifier.pubid68758-
pubs.library.collectionMedicine publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidHorowitz, M. [0000-0002-0942-0306]en
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