Archana Kedar

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BACKGROUND Endoscopically placed, temporary gastric electrical stimulation (tGES) may relieve symptoms of gastroparesis (Gp) and predict permanent gastric electrical stimulation (GES) outcomes. OBJECTIVE To measure effects of 72 hours of temporary GES on Gp symptoms. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS From 2005 to 2006, we conducted a hospital-based,(More)
Priapism is common in pubertal males with sickle cell disease, but the association between low-dose exogenous testosterone administration and priapism in such patients has not been well documented. Two adolescents with homozygous sickle cell disease (SCD) and delayed maturation with behavioral problems developed priapism about one week after receiving an(More)
A child with Niemann-Pick disease type B, diagnosed at the age of two years and followed up for three years is described. Despite extensive visceral involvement—as deduced from marked hepatosplenomegaly and pulmonary infiltration—the child is in general good health and has no apparent neurologic abnormality. Biochemical studies revealed a tenfold increase(More)
Abdominal pain physiology may be better understood studying electrophysiology, histology, and symptom scores in patients with the symptoms of gastroparesis (Gp) treated with gastric electrical stimulation (GES). Ninety-five Gp patients' symptoms were recorded at baseline and during temporary and permanent GES. Gastric-emptying times and cutaneous, mucosal,(More)
BACKGROUND Migraine is a disabling neurological disorder often complicated by gastrointestinal conditions such as gastric stasis. The association between migraine and gastric stasis has received very little attention in the literature, but the existing evidence suggests that they may share a common etiology. RESULTS Patients with migraine and those with(More)
Nutritional abnormalities are common in patients with gastroparesis (Gp), a disorder that may affect gastric motility and may delay emptying. The aim of this work was to identify relationships between serum nutrition markers including 25-OH vitamin D and gastric motility measures in Gp patients. We enrolled 59 consecutive gastric motility clinic patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastroparesis-like syndrome (GLS) is defined as gastroparesis-like symptoms with normal gastric scintigraphy. While the efficacy of gastric electrical stimulation (GES) in gastroparesis is well known, the utility of GES in GLS is largely unknown. Our aim was to clarify the role of GES in GLS. We implanted consecutive patients with symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma catecholamine influences autonomic function and control, but there are few reports correlating them. In this study, 47 individuals (mean age, 38 years) were studied: 19 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients with gastroparesis, 16 with liver disease and 12 control subjects. METHODS Noninvasive autonomic function was assessed for sympathetic(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) has been used in adults with gastroparesis. However its use has been limited in children. We describe the largest experience with GES in children with long-term outcomes. METHODS Data were collected on children who underwent GES over a 10-year period. Data regarding demographics, medical history, hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroparesis (Gp) is a poorly understood chronic gastrointestinal medical condition for which patient reported outcomes (PRO) are lacking. Previously developed symptoms scoring has been used for several decades. Using symptoms scores as a basis for documentation, 12 years of support/focus group patient feedback from the nearly 1000 attendees(More)