Gordon Eckerling

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HYPOTHESIS Gastric electrical stimulation is an alternative to gastrectomy in patients with refractory gastroparesis. DESIGN Retrospective case series with a median follow-up of 20 months. SETTINGS A tertiary care university hospital and a university-affiliated community hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-nine patients (22 women, 7 men; median age, 39 years;(More)
Unexplained right upper quadrant symptoms have often been attributed to bile duct dyskinesia. In this study we evaluated the pressure profile of the sphincter of Oddi in 10 patients with recurrent episodes of right upper quadrant pain, intermittent mild transaminasemia, and a normal pancreatobiliary tract. Nine healthy volunteers served as control. A(More)
Dysphagia is a manifestation of several clinical conditions of diverse origin. In spite of the variation in these disease entities in terms of their etiology, clinical presentation, natural history, and treatment, the mechanism of this clinical complaint is not always clear. We studied a group of patients with dysphagia for solids in whom no anatomic or(More)
To ascertain the effects of protein deprivation on hemopoietic parameters in otherwise healthy subjects, three volunteers were placed on diets containing 0.15 g protein/kg body weight for 8 days followed in 2 mo by another 8-day study period during which they ingested their usual diets containing more than 0.9 g protein/kg body weight. Complete blood(More)
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