Alan H. Maurer

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This consensus statement from the members of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine recommends a standardized method for measuring gastric emptying (GE) by scintigraphy. A low-fat, egg-white meal with imaging at 0, 1, 2, and 4 h after meal ingestion, as described by a published multicenter protocol,(More)
BACKGROUND Disorders of gastrointestinal (GI) transit and motility are common, and cause either delayed or accelerated transit through the stomach, small intestine or colon, and affect one or more regions. Assessment of regional and/or whole gut transit times can provide direct measurements and diagnostic information to explain the cause of symptoms, and(More)
Gastric emptying of digestible solids occurs after trituration of food particles. Non-digestible solids are thought to empty with phase III of the migrating motor complex (MMC). The aim of this study was to determine if a non-digestible capsule given with a meal empties from the stomach with return of the fasting phase III MMC or during the fed pattern with(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of histamine H2 receptor antagonists on gastric emptying is controversial. AIMS To determine the effects of ranitidine, famotidine, and omeprazole on gastric motility and emptying. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifteen normal subjects underwent simultaneous antroduodenal manometry, electrogastrography (EGG), and gastric emptying with(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cholecystokinin-cholescintigraphy (CCK-CS) provides a physiologic, noninvasive, and quantitative method for assessing gallbladder contraction and calculation of a gallbladder ejection fraction (GBEF). At present, it is used most commonly to identify patients with suspected functional gallbladder disorder. However, the methodology of CCK(More)
Twenty-one joints with stable (n = 9) or loose (n = 12) osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions were examined in 15 subjects with plain radiography, three-phase bone scintigraphy, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The lesion size and the thickness of the sclerotic margin as measured on plain radiographs were good parameters for predicting loosening.(More)
Colonic transit scintigraphy was developed to quantitatively evaluate colonic transit. Using this technique the progression of a radiolabeled marker from cecal instillation to defecation was studied in 7 normal male volunteers. An 8-ml bolus containing 50 mu Ci of indium 111-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid was instilled into the cecum via a 2-mm tube,(More)
The lactulose breath test (LBT) andgastroenterocolonic scintigraphy (GECS) can both be usedto measure orocecal transit time (OCTT). The aims ofthis study were (1) to measure OCTT by LBT and GECS and (2) to determine whether lactulose altersorocecal transit. Methods: Eight normal subjectsunderwent simultaneous breath hydrogen testing, GECS,and duodenal(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of altering gastric emptying on postprandial plasma glucose concentration after a physiologic meal in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T II DM). Nine T II DM patients underwent a double-blind, randomized, three-way crossover study, receiving erythromycin 200 mg, morphine 8 mg, or normal saline(More)
Radionuclide studies of gastric emptying and motility are the most comprehensive and physiologic studies of gastric motor function available. The studies are noninvasive, use a physiologic meal (solids with or without liquids), and are quantitative. Serial testing can determine the effectiveness of therapy. The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the(More)