J W Bogaard

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To investigate the value of the plain abdominal radiograph in the assessment of constipation we prospectively studied 30 patients (20 females, 10 males, mean age 48.6 years, range 21-76 years). These patients underwent the following tests: plain abdominal radiograph in supine position, measurement of stool weight (mean of 5 days) and whole gut transit time(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cimetidine and ranitidine on human lower esophageal sphincter pressure (LESP) and plasma levels of gastrin in all phases of the interdigestive motor complex and after a test meal. In a random, double-blind manner, placebo, cimetidine (1.0 mg/kg X h), and ranitidine (0.16 mg/kg X h) were(More)
Cisapride is a newly developed substance that stimulates gastrointestinal motility, possibly enhancing acetylcholine release in the gut wall. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of cisapride on oesophageal motor function in man. In a blind fashion and in random order six healthy volunteers received cisapride (0.5 mg/h intravenously, preceded(More)
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