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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether autonomic neuropathy or hyperglycemia plays a crucial etiological role in gastric retention of ingesta frequently found in type I diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We investigated the gastric emptying of a radiolabeled semisolid 1,168 kJ meal in 38 female and 45 male patients (age 18-75 years; illness duration(More)
OBJECTIVE To study cardiovascular autonomic nerve function and presence of autoantibodies in relation to esophageal motor activity in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). METHODS Twenty-five patients with SSc (13 limited, 12 diffuse cutaneous disease; disease duration 1-19 yrs) and 6 patients with MCTD(More)
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