Hugo Gielkens

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Erythromycin, a motilin agonist, enhances gastrointestinal motility but also stimulates endogenous pancreatic polypeptide (PP) secretion. We investigated whether the effect of erythromycin on PP release is dependent on (1) prokinetic activity of erythromycin generated from the antrum and (2) the long vagus nerve since erythromycin acts via cholinergic(More)
OBJECTIVES Erythromycin, a motilin-like agent, stimulates gallbladder contraction in healthy control subjects. Because the action of erythromycin is cholinergic dependent and possibly related to premature phase III migrating motor complex activity in the antrum, we investigated the effect of erythromycin on gallbladder volume in six patients with truncal(More)
A 15-year-old boy was presented to the emergency department with an enlarging head swelling after a minor head trauma 4 days previously. On examination, there was an extensive circumferential swelling of the entire scalp. Besides headache, the patient had no neurological deficits and was haemodynamically stable. For further evaluation, a non-enhanced CT of(More)
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